Here's $41 mil, now just go away

After seeing David Beckham get transferred for $41 million, Jim Caple lists five athletes that he'd pay $41 million to get rid of.

Updated: July 4, 2003, 4:57 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

Manchester United sold David Beckham to Real Madrid for $41 million this week, outraging soccer fans in England. Half are appalled that Man U coldheartedly sold off its best and most popular player, a soccer icon so revered that when Becks broke his foot last year, a British tabloid printed a photo of it and asked readers to lay hands on the appendage to help hasten his recovery. The other half are delighted that hated Man U is without its best player and overjoyed that a possible Spice Girls ...

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