NFL Notebook: Bears make Gould highest-paid kicker

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2008

Associated Press
The NFL notebook …
LAKE FOREST, Ill. ó Robbie Gould became the highest paid kicker, agreeing to a five-year, $15.5 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears that includes a $4.25 million signing bonus on Monday.
The deal runs through 2013.
“I’m excited about the contract I signed,” Gould, who had a year left on his contract, said during a conference call with reporters. “I’m excited to be a Bear. … This is definitely a win-win on both ends.”
Gould has made 84 of 99 field-goal attempts and 99 of 100 PATs with the Bears.
SPYGATENEW YORK ó Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh will meet separately with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Sen. Arlen Specter today to discuss New England’s videotaping of opposing coaches’ playcalling signals in violation of league rules.
Specter, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been critical of the NFL’s handling of the investigation.
IRVING, Texas ó Get your popcorn ready: Terrell Owens is coming to prime time Wednesday night. As an actor.
T.O. will make his sitcom acting debut on the MyNetworkTV show “Under One Roof” as the long-lost brother of the show’s star, Flavor Flav.
Owens tries convincing Flav and sitcom sibling Kelly Perine that they’re all brothers in hopes of getting them to invest in his Web site.
MIAMI ó Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.