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Second look at video earns Markus Golden an extra million dollars

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden is $1 million richer thanks to a review of the Giants-Washington Redskins game.

Golden was originally credited with a half sack in the NFL game, but a second look at game video resulted in the first-year Giants player getting credit for 10 sacks for the season. That made him eligible under a clause in his contract that would net him $1 million if he reached double figures in sacks this season.

“It’s a status thing,” Golden, 28, told ESPN. “9.5 is a big difference than 10. It feels good to get it down.”

Golden also became the first Giants linebacker to reach 10 sacks since All-Pro Lawrence Taylor had 10.5 in 1990.

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