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Report: Wallace turned down better offer

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Wide receiver Mike Wallace had 60 million reasons to spend the next the next five years with the Miami Dolphins, and turned down a more lucrative offer from the Minnesota Vikings, his father told USA Today Sports.

Mike Wallace III told the paper that his son said no to Minnesota's $76 million offer.

"I know this: He's going to give Miami their money's worth," Wallace III told USA Today Sports. "Dolphins fans are going to love him. He worked hard and deserved everything he got. So don't call him selfish."

Wallace, 26, received $30 million in guaranteed money in his Dolphins deal, and insisted that money wasn't the only reason he left Pittsburgh for South Florida.

"In free agency, with so many great guys, when you get the prize deal, it's always a good feeling," Wallace told the paper. "I just wanted to be happy. Money isn't everything. A lot of people last year, when I held out in Pittsburgh, took it the wrong way, felt like I was just being greedy."
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