In the end, I guess Chris Williams is the winner.
The former Ticats star receiver and return man, who went AWOL on Hamilton this season, is not only living his dream, but earning a healthy paycheque while doing so.
Williams is now a Chicago Bear, and could find himself on the turf at Soldier Field this Sunday in their winner take all game for the NFC North against the arch rival Green Bay Packers.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman plucked Williams from the Saints practice squad and is putting him on Chicago’s 53 man roster this week.
Williams spent the last 12 weeks on the Saints’ taxi squad after settling his arbitration case with Hamilton in October.
The CFL’s 2011 rookie of the year and 2012 special teams player of the year has reportedly received a 100-thousand dollar signing bonus from the Bears.
And that’s after collecting about 200-grand with New Orleans.
So instead of becoming one of the highest paid receivers in the CFL, which was going to cost the Cats in excess of 100-thousand dollars, Williams decided to sit patiently and wait.
And now, like it or not, he and his agent may not have handled the situation with the Ticats like pros, but they certainly got what they wanted.