tedster - 6:06 am on May 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Here's what your question sounds like to me. "I know that Google says no paid links that pass page rank. I have one link like that - can I get away with it?"
The answer is, "you might" if other signals about your site are very strong. And if that's the case, you don't really need the elevated risk level, IMO.