Jeremy Maclin's tasty signing bonus: Free crab cakes for life


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Jeremy Maclin wants to do more than sign his two-year contract when he arrives in Baltimore on Tuesday. The Ravens‘ newest wide receiver is looking to get free crab cakes for life.

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, which frequently hosts Ravens players, gave Maclin an incentive when he visited Baltimore last week. The restaurant in Dundalk, Maryland, initially offered free crab cakes for the length of his contract before upping the ante to freebies of the Baltimore specialty for life.

Just 23 minutes after news broke Monday about Maclin’s deal with the Ravens, he let it be known that he’s accepting the offer from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood.

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is fine with paying up.

John Minadakis, the CEO of Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, believes the tasty signing bonus played a part in getting Maclin to choose Baltimore over Buffalo and Philadelphia.

“You put our crab cakes against Buffalo wings or Philly cheesesteaks,” Minadakis said, “a crab cake is going to win every time.”

Minadakis, who came up with the idea of free crab cakes with his brother Tony, feels it’s a small price to pay to help the Ravens get a coveted wide receiver.

“How many crab cakes can one person eat?” Minadakis said. “It’s not going to take us out of business. That’s for sure.”

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