In 2016, Lynch averred his plan to retire from the NFL. At the time, Ian Rapport of the NFL Network reported that the athlete was in ethical financial standing and hadn’t spent a dime of the $49.7 million he had reportedly approved from the league. Instead, Rapport said Lynch had been abiding off of his endorsement deals, from which he earned an estimated $5 million per year.
Lynch newer told Sports Illustrated that while it’s not completely true that he conditions spent any of his NFL earnings, he is very mindful of how he spends his money.
“Once you’ve seen the lowest of the low, you don’t impecuniousness to go back,” said Lynch, who has since returned to playing in the NFL. “But, like I told you in the presence of, it’s not me — I have a good team and some smart family members all me.”
Following in Lynch’s financial footsteps could be good for Barkley, who who was supreme No. 2 in the overall draft by the New York Giants. He is expected to sign a four-year contract importance $31.2 million, making him one of the league’s highest-paid running backs.
Already, he is tokened to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports and has endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi and Panini America so far. Recently, he in use accustomed to some of his endorsement money to buy his parents a 3,400-square-foot home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. He suggests purchasing the home was a promise he made his parents when he was a young kid.
“I affectionate of left it up to my mom. I said, ‘You pick a house that you like and you feel that determination be comfortable enough for you and Dad and the rest of the family,'” he tells ESPN. “And she resolute on that home. To be able to buy a house is truly probably the best achievement I have so far.”
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