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News: Who is the highest paid retired NFL player? The answer will likely surprise you

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Mr Cowboy, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Take a break from Jerry bashing and draft ideas..............

    Bet not many of you guessed Roger Staubach.

    Staubach was a Heisman Trophy winner at Navy, the Super Bowl VI MVP for the Cowboys at quarterback, also won Super Bowl XII with the Cowboys and threw for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns in his nine NFL seasons. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. And he was just as successful after he was done playing.

    Staubach was 12th on the list at $12 million for 2013. He does some stuff for USAA promoting military awareness but isn't a well known pitchman or anything. So what gives? Staubach hit the jackpot in real estate.

    According to Forbes, Staubach started a real estate company in 1977 as his Cowboys career was coming to an end. He owned 12 percent of the company when he sold it to Jones Lang Lasalle in 2008. The multi-year payout totaled $640 million. The 72-year-old put half of his share into a trust for his children, Forbes said, and the last payout from the sale was last year.

    For all the current NFL players, Staubach provides quite the lesson: Invest wisely now, it might pay off big later on in life.
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  2. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Good to know he's well off. I remember on the America's Game DVD set Bob Lilly said in the old days some players had side jobs to stay afloat financially. It would be kind of awkward to call up a plumber and have D.Harris show up.
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  3. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Deserves every penny.
    Amazing player. Amazing ambassador for both the Cowboys and the game of football.
    Gave many a fan many amazing memories.
    Give that man every penny he's due. Not an ounce of hate from me and I suspect many others like me.
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  4. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Great guy. Glad he made it big. He did it the old fashioned way....he earned it.
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  6. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    He and tom are the best ambassadors the cowboys have ever known. Great qb and a better man. Good for you roger.
  7. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    My brother in-law worked for him on a resort project he was developing. It king of hit the skids with the economy though.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Roger Staubach is one of the rare people who are every bit the person you expect them to be.
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  9. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Frankly this doesnt surprise me at all ... Staubach has been a winner his entire life.

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