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15 Worst Contracts in American Sports History

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Steve Spurrier, Washington Redskins

Contract: Five years, $25 million

The worst-ever coaching contract. Since Dan Snyder took over, the Redskins have rewritten the book on how to do everything wrong (see our "Worst Franchises" slideshow). One of their most dubious mistakes was letting Marty Schottenheimer go after the ‘Skins won 8 of their final 11 games of the 2001 season. They had to pay Schottenheimer $5 million of his contract when they fired him so that they could bring in Steve Spurrier for $5 million a year. Spurrier led the Redskins to a 12-20 record over two seasons, then quit. The Redskins currently have the second-highest paid coach in football (Mike Shanahan) who makes $7 million a year and led the team to a 6-10 record last season. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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