Pro Bowl teams will be announced Tuesday and, because he avoided suspension this season, Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams stands to make an extra $500,000.
Williams’ contract has escalators specifically tied to the Pro Bowl. If he is voted to the Pro Bowl twice from 2007-2011 — and he already went last season — he would earn an extra $500,000. If he makes it three times from 2007-2011, Williams would earn an extra $1 million. And if he makes if four times from 2007-2011, Williams would make an extra $1.5 million.
So the judge’s ruling this week to leave the temporary restraining order in effect until there’s a full hearing — meaning there is not expected to be any decision in the case until after the Super Bowl — means there’s $500,000 in play for Williams this week.