Marlins Release Josh Booty

Josh Booty, a former first round pick, star high school quarterback, and opening day third baseman has been given a release from his contract. Booty, signed a lucrative contract including a $1.6 million signing bonus. But the contract explicitly stated that Booty may not play football. After a failing minor league career, the Marlins have released Booty from his contract so he can play football at LSU. The only condition is that the Marlins own his right, should he choose to play baseball in the future.

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