I'm all for charity, but it starts at home. If you're gonna pay a guy a couple million dollars to not play, let it be someone who's been here a while. Throw the money at an old guy who is breaking down after years of service to your own club.
I suppose it's an indirect way of saying that his injuries are too frequent these days, and my suspicion that they're linked to long-term PEDs use (Bob Sanders anyone? - seriously, the guy's body isn't made to handle the muscle he packed on it - unnatural.) may color my feelings somewhat, but please. Guy's got no legs left. Better be at or near veteran minimum with performance incentives all over the deal.