Guarantees for LJ frontloaded in extension with Chiefs

Updated: August 24, 2007, 9:05 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The lucrative five-year contract extension signed on Tuesday by Kansas City Chiefs star tailback Larry Johnson includes $43.25 million in so-called "new money," features an initial signing bonus of $12.5 million, and will pay the four-year pro more than $20 million before his 30th birthday.

The deal includes $19 million in guarantees, but nearly one-third of that is in the form of guaranteed base salaries during the first four seasons of the contract. And to earn the full $5 million ...

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