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NFL WR living on $60K a year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    That'll change as soon as his teammates run up a $100,000 bill and stick him with it.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Good for him.

    I like this story, too: Jordy Nelson still spends 12 hours per day working the family farm in the offseason - Business Insider
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he'll be able to afford it at least. And I'm guessing that happens more to rookies, which he is not.
  5. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    I remember reading a story that Gronk doesn't spend any of his nfl salary. Pays all his expenses off endorsement deals and saves the rest.
  6. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    In a similar vein, I read one time that Kyle Korver basically lived off his per diem during the season and banked his salary.
  7. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Antoine Walker thinks this guy is an idiot.
    jpetrie18 and Liut like this.
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    A good friend of mine went to high school with Jordy, so I've hung out with him a few times. I can't imagine there is a nicer, more normal guy in major pro sports.

    The guy definitely remembers he was once a walk on Bill Snyder wouldn't even speak to and is incredibly humble.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    According to the story, he just bought a house in Texas. If he and his wife and kid are living in anything better than a flop-house apartment in metro Detroit, they're spending more than $60,000.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    It's a lot easier to "live" on $60,000 a year when you have a multi-million-dollar safety net in the bank.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He might have paid cash for the Texas house out of his bonus. That wouldn't be difficult to do at all if the house fits in with the "modest living" ethos. $300-400K would get him something pretty nice.

    Anyway he did say "give or take." Even if the total has gone up to $100K/year, that's still a pretty good lesson set against all the dumbasses in his locker room who are going to be flat broke and divorced a year after they're out of the league.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    "Living" on $60,000 is a lot different than "earning" $60,000, which is reduced to about $43,000 by federal, state, FICA and medicare taxes even before you think about putting some away into the 401(k).
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