"My lawyers suggested that rather than spend thousands on fighting the case, that I participate in a program where I would only have to not drive for a time, take an alcohol course, get evaluated for my proneness for re-offending and make a donation to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)," he said. "Frankly, because a new DA was coming in, and my desire for closure, I took the deal offered. I did all the things the DA required, and I did them quickly."
Haywood's five-year contract with Pitt would have paid him up to $7.5 million, plus other incentives, Buzbee said.
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