Had almost 8 million reasons to take the job in Miami. Florida has no state income taxes. Ohio taxes income above $200,000 at 6.24%. On his $99 million contract, that is a savings of about $6 million. Sure, that might be spare change to him, but I'd be his personal servant for the next 30 years if he would give that savings to me!
p.s. Regarding the announcement? What Lipton said. I was embarrassed for the guy, and for ESPN which played that crap for hours. We turned down the volume and listened to country music while playing poker after about 10 minutes. One of the pre-announcement questions stunned us all: "Are you still a nail biter?" That passes as journalism now!?