- Oct 12, 2016
- AFL Club
It's time the AFL made some rules regarding this. Due diligence is the buyers responsibility in everything outside of the AFL world. Buy a shitty used car that breaks down after a month, you are responsible for fixing it. Buy a house that starts falling apart after a year, you are responsible for fixing it/selling it for a loss. I actually find it odd the AFLPA and player managers have not had it written into the standard contract a minimum payment amount if the contract is terminated early. At a minimum, the club should be held to account and forced to pay a minimum 50% of the total contract under the salary cap. If it needs to spread over future years, so be it, but it costs you a list spot for every year that is done. Stop giving clubs a free hit by offering big, long term contracts and weasling their way out of them.