MLB initially claimed Frank McCourt had diverted more than $100 million from team revenue for personal use.
In a generally unrelated filing in divorce court, attorneys for Frank McCourt dismissed that claim as “patently false.”
“Even taking the commissioner’s false claim that $100 million was taken out of the Dodgers at face value,” the filing read, “it is difficult to understand how the commissioner can complain about this when he pays himself a salary of approximately $20 million a year — meaning that he has taken out between $120 million and $140 million from baseball revenues during the same period that he complains about $100 million being taken out by the owner of a team.”
Selig’s annual salary is $18.35 million, according to the most recent MLB tax documents available online.
In response, MLB Executive Vice President Rob Manfred agreed that McCourt had not taken $100 million from the team.
“He took a lot more than that,” Manfred said in a statement.
No real breaking news here, I just couldn’t help sharing the latest in the ongoing pissing match between McCourt and MLB.
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