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BlitzburghRockCity
06-19-2012, 02:42 PM
The AFC North has 5 players according to Forbes Magazine, link courtesy of ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/49980/five-afc-north-players-make-forbes-list), that are on the top 100 highest paid athletes. The Steelers 3 on that list: Roethlisberger, Woodley, and Timmons:

HALOTI NGATA, RAVENS DT


Forbes ranking: No. 12


Total earnings: $37.3 million


Salary/winnings: $37.1 million


Endorsements: $200,000


Forbes note: Ngata signed a five-year deal worth $61 million in September.


LaMARR WOODLEY, STEELERS LB


Forbes ranking: No. 32 (one spot behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the current captain of the Indian national cricket team)


Total earnings: $26.5 million


Salary/winnings: $26.3 million


Endorsements: $150,000


Forbes note: Woodley received a $13 million signing bonus as part of the new contract he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.


BEN ROETHLISBERGER, STEELERS QB


Forbes ranking: No. 43


Total earnings: $23.3 million


Salary/winnings: $22.3 million


Endorsements: $1 million


Forbes note: His off-field income took a hit with rape allegations that surfaced in 2010 (no charges were filed). Only Nike remains.


JOE THOMAS, BROWNS OT


Forbes ranking: No. 67


Total earnings: $19.8 million


Salary/winnings: $19.3 million


Endorsements: $500,000


Forbes note: Thomas made $500,000 last year from sponsors like Nike and PepsiCo.


LAWRENCE TIMMONS, STEELERS LB


Forbes ranking: No. 78


Total earnings: $18.6 million


Salary/winnings: $18.4 million


Endorsements: $150,000


Forbes note: He signed a new five-year, $50 million contract extension before the start of the 2011 season.

K Train
06-19-2012, 02:45 PM
surprised ben is lower than woodley,

and kinda surprised timmons surpassed harrison/troy in base salary, especially with troy and harrison nearing the ends of their deals

Speeed
06-19-2012, 02:52 PM
Impressive. I think I am like somewhere around 12,456,710.8. I hope to work my way up a few spots. Those numbers are staggering. Thanks for posting the information. Fascination stuff!

BubbyBlister
06-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Not a knock on Timmons and think he is a above average linebacker but not elite and not sure he deserves to be paid that highly but more power to him for making the deal.

BubbyBlister
06-19-2012, 02:56 PM
surprised ben is lower than woodley,

and kinda surprised timmons surpassed harrison/troy in base salary, especially with troy and harrison nearing the ends of their deals My point and consider Troy and James elite players but not so much Timmons.

K Train
06-19-2012, 02:58 PM
78 isnt exactly elite money...he just has quite a bit of guaranteed money coming his way this year

I guess troy and harrison have made their guaranteed money already because they were among the highest paid at their position 2 years ago

LarryNJ
06-19-2012, 03:52 PM
he just has quite a bit of guaranteed money coming his way this year


Yes, the numbers are for the year so obviously the person who signed a new contract will be up there.

Tiger $55 million in endorsements! Nice!
Roger Federer $45 million in endorsements... I never would have guessed.

BlitzburghRockCity
06-19-2012, 06:49 PM
Ben is going to remain high on the list especially as he gets towards the end of his deal.

Tiger Woods still makes ridiculous money, wow!

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