Gill Meche, a 32 year old righthander for the Kansas City Royals Scott Gomez, a 31 year old centreman for the Montreal Canadiens, has decided to walk away from a twelve eight million dollar contract for the upcoming baseball season next year’s hockey season because although it’s owed to him, he has injury performance problems and doesn’t feel collecting the money is the right thing to do.
“Once I started to realize I wasn’t earning my money, I felt bad,” Royals pitcher Gil Meche the Habs centreman said.
“When I signed my contract, my main goal was to earn it,” Meche Gomez said this week by phone from Lafayette, La. Anchorage, Alaska. “Once I started to realize I wasn’t earning my money, I felt bad. I was making a crazy amount of money for not even pitching performing properly. Honestly, I didn’t feel like I deserved it. I didn’t want to have those feelings again.”
“This isn’t about being a hero — that’s not even close to what it’s about,” Meche Gomez said this week. “It’s just me getting back to a point in my life where I’m comfortable. Making that amount of money from a team that’s already given me over $40 16 million for my life and for my kids, it just wasn’t the right thing to do.”
“He felt the organization had been very good to him, and he felt he needed to, not repay, but in his mind do the right thing,” said a spokesman for the team. “I’m not saying that if a player decides to do his best and fulfill his contract that’s the wrong thing. But Gil Gomer did what he felt was right for him.”