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December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) runs after a pass reception as Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Manny Lawson (left) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Wallace Rejected $76 Million Dollar Offer From Minnesota Vikings

Hey, Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans. Turns out Mike Wallace might not be quite as greedy as we initially thought.

“In free agency, with so many great guys, when you get the prize deal, it’s always a good feeling,” Wallace told USA Today. “I just wanted to be happy. Money isn’t everything. A lot of people last year, when I held out in Pittsburgh, took it the wrong way, felt like I was just being greedy.”

… “I performed so well for so long, I just wanted to be well compensated,” he said. “I feel I got a bad rep. Free agency paid off for me, but it was bittersweet. The money is not all I’m in it for. I want to be a great player — win Super Bowls, go to Pro Bowls continuously.”

Via ESPN.com

First off all, good for Wallace. Whatever his reason for heading to Miami. Not many players would be willing to turn down more money for an opportunity to play where they would like – shades of Lebron James.

Second, Wallace did receive $30 million guaranteed from the Miami Dolphins. So it’s not like he was missing out on all that much regardless. But it should be nice for Dolphins’ fans to hear that Wallace doesn’t feel that “money is everything” and that he wants to “win Super Bowls, go to Pro Bowls continuously.”

Don’t fret, Vikings’ fans. There’s always Terrell Owens.

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