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For years, the NFL’s stance was that there was no substantive link between concussions suffered playing football and long-term brain damage. But documents uncovered by ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada in conjunction with PBS’s Frontline show that the league’s retirement board paid at least $ 2 million in disabi...
As Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley prepares to give a little payback to the Chiefs, he’s still waiting for his back pay. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Chiefs still haven’t given Haley any of the salary since firing him last season as the team’s head coach. The amount exceeds $ 2.5 million. Of course,…
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee published a story in late March stating that Steelers unsigned restricted free agent receiver Mike Wallace was targeting Larry Fitzgerald money in long-term contract talks. The widely held immediate reaction was that Wallace had overvalued himself. Fitzgerald signed an eight-year, $ 120 million contract last Augus...
According to Forbes Magazine's yearly Highest Paid Athletes article, Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley is the 11th highest paid NFL player, and 31st highest paid athlete alive, topping out at $ 26.5 million in salary and endorsements in 2011.
Now Broncos QB Peyton Manning was the highest paid NFL player, topping out at $ 42.4 million from salary and endorsements.
Woodley received a $ 13 million signing bonus in 2011, along with his base salary and a few bucks ($ 100,000) in endorsements. He had nine sacks in eight games before a hamstring injury largely derailed his season. His 48 career sacks in five seasons is the 6th highest mark in franchise history, and turning 28 this season, he's just entering the prime of his career.
The list is usually dominated by big-prize athletes like fighters (Floyd Merriweather and Manny Pacquiao are Nos. 1 and 2) and Tiger Woods (No. 3).
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 43rd overall at $ 23.3 million, and LB Lawrence Timmons is 78th at $ 18.6 million.
Here are the top 11 NFL players, along with their overall rank and their reported earnings.
31. LaMarr Woodley, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers, $ 26.5 million
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain