"But the real surprise, several of my sources with knowledge of the dispute tell me, is that Mel is the driving force behind Sirius XMís position that Howard is owed no additional compensation. Even more of a shocker, they claim Karmazin was never happy with the original Stern/Sirius- $80 million a year in cash and $20 million in stock to program two channels starting in 2006 as well as bounties if Siriusí subscriptions passed certain milestones -- negotiated before Mel arrived. And, here's the real stunner from my sources: allegations that Mel didn't take care of Howard financially as well as the world believes: ďMel Karmazin does a much better job of taking care of Mel Karmazin than most other Sirius shareholders,Ē accuses one of my sources."

http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/howa...mazin-its-war/