Sean Weatherspoon might not have landed a massive contract this offseason when he signed with the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year, $1.5 million deal, but he just received a nice little signing bonus. Fortunately for Atlanta, that signing bonus didn’t come from the Falcons, as Weatherspoon was apparently moving out of his Phoenix-area apartment, when his girlfriend found one his old game checks.
Best of all, that game check was an actual check for $138,235 from last season when he was with the Arizona Cardinals, not just a stub. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Weatherspoon’s check simply got lost in his mail. He tweeted about the “perks” of moving after getting the check.
My gal just found a game check, I guess moving does have its perks ha
— Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) March 29, 2016
Here’s what Weatherspoon told ESPN in a text:
“I was on my way home from working out when I received a picture of the check, dated Sept. 18,” Weatherspoon explained in a text message. “My fiancée found it in a stack of mail, I believe. I vaguely remember getting the hard copy after the Week 1 game. I’m not sure why it wasn’t directly deposited like all my other checks. I’m currently trying to contact [the Cardinals] now. LOL.”
Well, that has to be nice.
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