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Aaron Donald Is Retiring From The NFL With $60M In His Pockets

Legendary Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald recently announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 years playing at an elite professional level. The Super Bowl champion shocked football fans across the country when he announced his departure from the league during the 2024 off-season. Per CBS Sports, Donald explained “I’m burnt out, if anything. The best way to say it is that I’m full. I’m complete. I’m satisfied with what I was able to do in 10 years. I think it’s time for me, at 32-years-old, to retire from football and jump into the next step of my career and my life.” While there are no confirmed reports of Donald’s post-NFL plans , many fans will surely follow along with the former defensive player to see where he goes next. During his decade-long tenure with the NFL, Aaron Donald managed to make quite a name for himself, securing generational wealth and amassing an estimated net worth of $60 million. His financial security came from an extremely lucrative...

TeeJay Small

Mar 29, 2024

Terrell Owens Earned An Estimated $80M In The NFL But Admits He Lost It After Letting People Control His Finances — 'They Just Basically Stole From Me'

One common argument among sports fans is the GOAT (greatest of all time) conversation. When it comes to the NFL, one of the consistent names that comes to mind is former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. However, top-performing players do not start and stop with the leading position. They need wide receivers to throw to, and you can’t ignore Terrell Owens when looking down the history of top-performing athletes at that position. The NFL lists Owens as the No. 6 greatest wide receiver of all time. He had 1,078 receptions, 15,934 yards, and 153 touchdowns during his professional football career. While his high-performing career did not yield him a Super Bowl championship, he was inducted as a 2018 Football Hall of Fame class member. View this post on Instagram A post shared by NFL (@nfl) Terrell Owens, a father of five, had an estimated net worth of $80 million from the height of his career, with most of his earnings coming from on-field play totaling nearly $80 million,...

Josh Rodgers

Mar 21, 2024

These 10 Black Athletes Dominate As Professional Team Owners While Remaining Active In Their Respective Sports

For years, there was a disconnect between the representation of athletes playing on the field or courts and those who made the big decisions for the sports industry. As time evolves, more and more Black athletes continue to dominate the world of sports, particularly in the NBA and NFL. According to data from Statista, Black athletes make up over 70% of active NBA players during the 2023 season. For the NFL, Statista further reports that a bit more than 56% of players in 2022 were Black athletes. Although the percentage of Black players is disproportionately lower in other major sports leagues such as the MLB (6.2%) or the NHL (less than 5%), the push and impact of Black players can be felt across the entire sports landscape. The increased diversification throughout sports as an industry, some would argue, necessitated the need for more decision-makers in executive roles — primarily team ownership. In 2002, the barrier was broken as the founder of BET, Robert “Bob” Johnson, became...

Josh Rodgers

Jan 4, 2024

Cam Newton Says He Made Over $1M After Reportedly Investing $250K In UFC

In 2011, Cam Newton hit the football scene running as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft that year. As previously shared by AFROTECH, the former Carolina Panthers quarterback signed a four-year $22 million contract during his rookie season with the team. What’s more, he had a signing bonus of more than $14 million. Newton previously described the period as providing “the most money that I’ve ever seen.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 18, 2023

Kevin Hart's Gran Coramino Tequila Inks A Multi-Year Partnership With The Philadelphia Eagles

Kevin Hart’s tequila brand is making its debut in the National Football League (NFL).

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 14, 2023

Former NFL Player Charles Woodson Lands Historic Partnership With The Las Vegas Raiders For His Bourbon Company

Charles Woodson is heading back to the National Football League (NFL) but in a different way.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 11, 2023

Former NFL Player Ryan Clark Went From A Signing Bonus Valued At $683 To Almost $1.7M — 'Finally Someone Is Saying You're At Least Worth This'

Getting your just dues isn’t always easy. Former NFL player Ryan Clark played in the league for years before receiving a check he felt reflected his value.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 10, 2023

Actor Terry Crews Recalls Making $150 Per Week In The NFL — 'I Would Have Made More Money At McDonald’s'

It was not until Terry Crews became an actor that he reached financial freedom.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 7, 2023

Russell Westbrook Expands Portfolio With Investment In Leeds United Ownership Group

Russell Westbrook is not letting up on his quest to become a billionaire.

Shanique Yates

Jul 14, 2023

NFL To Borrow $78M From Black And Minority-Owned Banks

Promising news has rolled in for underrepresented groups regarding banking.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 16, 2023

What's Shannon Sharpe's Reported Net Worth In 2023?

From deep sports fans to those who simply show up for the watch parties, anyone who’s even adjacent to sports has likely heard of Shannon Sharpe. And if for no other reason, it’s for the coveted yelling of his former co-host’s name, “SKIIIIIIIPPPPP.” The energy behind that exclamation indicates his life’s example — full of joy, fever, and passion. Shannon Sharpe was raised in Glennville, GA, and had a successful college football career at HBCU Savannah State University (SSU), leading the team to an 8-1 record in 1989. According to SSU , his athletic prowess garnered him the single-season record for receiving yards, touchdowns, and yards per catch. Sharpe would finish his collegiate career in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and get drafted the same year in the seventh round to the Denver Broncos. Spending most of his NFL career with the Broncos, he would total 815 receptions, 10,060 yards, and 62 touchdowns. Sharpe’s work on the field would earn him three...

Josh Rodgers

Jun 5, 2023

Nicole Lynn Helps Make Jalen Hurts The Top-Paid Player in NFL History, The Largest Deal Said To Be Done By A Female Agent

Getting to the bag and establishing a long-term relationship are two terms people typically don’t see in the same sentence. However, a glaring exception comes regarding Jalen Hurts and his status with the Philadelphia Eagles. According to the NFL, Hurts and the Eagles have agreed to make him the highest-paid NFL player in the league’s history, with a contract that includes nearly $180 million guaranteed. While this accomplishment is no small feat, it was made possible by the skill and savviness of his agent Nicole Lynn.

Josh Rodgers

Apr 17, 2023

Magic Johnson Among Group That Submitted $6B Bid To Purchase The NFL's Washington Commanders

The NFL’s Washington Commanders are up for sale, and one sports legend has joined an ownership group in hopes of landing a stake in the team.

Shanique Yates

Mar 29, 2023

How Vince Young Wiped Out Over $25M Thanks To His Love For The Cheesecake Factory And Other Spending Habits

An old saying suggests, “life comes at you fast.” And that’s a sentiment that proved to be true for former NFL player Vince Young. Young was a college quarterback standout for the University of Texas Longhorns. He would lead the team to a national championship win over the University of Southern California Trojans in the Rose Bowl in 2006. His collegiate performance on the field led to his drafting as the No. 3 pick to the Tennessee Titans later that year. According to Spotrac, Young’s initial contract with the Titans earned him $25 million. Throughout his career, he would go on to be signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and Green Bay Packers. During his overall time on the field, he averaged 8,964 passing yards and threw 46 touchdowns. However, it was his time with the Titans that launched him into NFL superstardom. According to Bleacher Report, Young became the first-ever rookie quarterback to rush for over 500 yards, leading the Titans to a record of an 8-8 finish...

Josh Rodgers

Mar 8, 2023