Found March 21, 2013 on Football Nation:
My Dear Football Freaks,  I'm not going to fill a page with a ton of redundant stats, I'll just give one example. In 2012, Michael Vick, QB for the Philadelphia Eagles was paid $13.9 Million! That was a drop from his $20 Million in 2011. Even professional football players can receive a pay cut due to less than desirable performances. I'd say that's the only thing they have in common with the Average working Joe, or Jane. I'm positive though, with a good calculator he can create a new budget and still be able to live the lifestyle he's accustomed to.Please spare me the "Early Retirement due to Injury" excuses. Most people will not earn in a lifetime what these players do in a year. With the right discipline, even with a retirement at age 40, deposits into the Bank of Ball-Land can last a lifetime. Most players also receive a pension. The NFL started a pension plan in 1959. To be eligible, you have to had played four years in the league and only three...
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