I haven't been keeping in touch with Essendon stuff. Last I remember the AFL had said Hird can't be paid by Essendon yet he still was. Then they said actually he can't be paid in 2014 which lead Essendon to paying Hird a lump sum of what he would make in 2014 in 2013. And this was seen as ok by the AFL. Is that all right? If so, WTF AFL.