Giants pitcher returned $500K after contract error

May 17, 2013 10:58:14 AM PDT
If your employer happened to overpay you by, let's say $500,000, would you pay them back?

For San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, the answer was yes. The overpayment happened when the team negotiated a contract extension with him back in 2010.

His deal called for him to earn $4 million, but a clerical error listed that amount as $4.5 million. Both parties signed the contract without realizing the mistake.

Affeldt returned the money even though legally, the money was his.


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