That comment hurts me deeply, Fred. I'll try better for you next time.
I never made any conclusions on the topic - simply raised the question. People have plenty of thoughts on it, as you can tell.
Rookies are on about 40 to 50k I think per season. Then there is the veterans list to consider where half the payments (I think) aren't included in the cap, so it is a bit less than the 9.2 million, but not much under that.
Matt, $230,000 has always been the figure reported and mentioned. It may be 229k or 231k, but 230 is very close to the mark. The average AFL career would be an interesting thing to look at - it's not very long, I can assure you.