Holy cow, I wrote a book!
NFL rookies are required to attend "How not to mess up your life like
those other professional athletes" training.
They learn about such
things as sexual harassment, AIDS, common-law marriage, and,
of course, taxes.
Kendrell Bell, a
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, tells of his great awakening to the
verities of income tax: "I got a million-dollar signing bonus. But
then I got the check, and it was only $624,000. I thought, Oh, well,
I'll get the other half later. Then I found out that's all there was.
I thought, They can't do this to me. Then I got on the Internet and I
found out they can."
Shocking! Football players have to pay income tax! Where will the
Yes, this is an inadvertent repeat.
The link is better, though, not requiring a New York Times subscription.]