October 22, 2006
Soccer Star Hit With $6.3 Million Breach: It Could Have Been Worse
It's not clear from the story why, but a Spanish court has held that 23-year-old soccer player Iban Zubiaurre won't have to pay the full $41.4 million required under his contract with the Real Sociedad club, after he signed with its arch-rival with one year left on his contract. Iban Zubiaurre's contract apparently contained the buyout clause in the event he wanted to leave early, but a Spanish court has cut the damages down to $6.3 million.
An interesting feature of the case is that the Basque fullback has been barred from playing soccer until the dispute with his former club is resolved.
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