The language in their contract only provided for base pay, period.
We were able to negotiate much more than that and longer than
the end of the season. Believe me, it cost her.
And by no means do I condone what Diane did. We spent a lot of time at the state house trying to persuade legislators not to let it happen. We were making stride. The day before the budget vote she sent a letter to legislators offering the state an extra 1% of her share of the slots in exchange for getting rid of live Jai Alai. That did us in. The night I witnessed that vote was one of the worst days of my life. So please don't think I condone what she did.