Originally Posted by RadfordVA
I agree with all this if you take the money aspect out of it. Which I don't believe you can do. That is a huge difference in pay. I am certain Chapman is aware of this. Who would turn down chance to make over 100 million more at their job if they thought they could be successful at both? Major credit to Chapman if he is that uninterested in the money aspect.
I'll agree that he has to know about the money and I wouldn't think he's disinterested in that. The "Rock Star" thing could come into play here. Who knows? Maybe he thinks he can make up a bit of the monetary difference by being a celebrity?
In the end, it could be a simple pride thing and he doesn't think he's cut out to start, like you said.
The Dusty tinfoil hat theories are a fantastic banter fodder though.