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Petitti banks $271,287 in performance pay

The NFL's performance-based pay system dished out bonuses of more than $200,000 to 19 players, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: March 24, 2006, 2:33 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Compliments of the NFL's performance-based pay program, Rob Petitti has a freshly invested $100,000 tucked away in a mutual fund, a special-order hot tub that is to be delivered to his Dallas home sometime Friday, an itch to make one more big purchase, and if possible, even more motivation for the 2006 season.

"To tell the truth, I was shocked, because I didn't realize [the PBP program] could be worth this kind of money," Petitti said of the bonanza bonus that arrived in his mailbox last week. ...

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