The world's fastest man Usain Bolt ran out of time in a dash for cash to make a possible A‑League career.
Bolt has rejected a contract offer from Central Coast Mariners after commercial sponsors couldn't be found to boost his wage.
The Olympic sprint great is understood to have been offered a contract in the vicinity of $AUD150,000 without a guarantee of getting an A‑League game.
The Jamaican's camp reportedly asked for a deal worth $AUD3 million.
Bolt made his professional football debut for the Mariners as a substitute in a friendly game against a local Central Coast select team on August 31.
Earlier last month, Bolt scored twice in another friendly, against amateur club Macarthur South West United.
Six days later, Bolt was offered a two‑year contract from Maltese club Valletta, which he rejected, then the Mariners offered Bolt a contract in a move coinciding with the start of the A‑League season a fortnight ago.
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