jazzcyclist wrote:By the way, four years ago when Demps set the high school record (10.01) at the Olympic Trials, I would have bet good money that he would run well under 10 flat before his collegiate career was over.
Maybe not well under, but definitely at least a legal 9.99.
GDAWG wrote:FWIW, the minimum salary for an NFL rookie this season is $390,000 and Demps is a rookie.
He's already making more than what he would have made in Europe and the Diamond League.
And remember, football players have a lot less overhead than sprinters do. They don't have to pay for coaches, trainers, travel and medical insurance and they also have pension plans paid for by the NFL.
Not necessarily. There is speculation that the injury isn't as serious as first thought and that the Patriots "stashed" him without releasing him and having him go through waivers and then re-signed to the practice squad:
After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.
jazzcyclist wrote:After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.
Oops - they just put him on IR for THE YEAR! Doesn't even sound like he's that badly hurt, but they don't want him on the roster and they don't want to lose him.
Demps is merely following the money smell. Nothing more or less. Whatever sport will give him the greatest chance to make $ is the one he's "in love with" at that moment. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
I pay no attention to athletes who say they're choosing one over the other for the love. It's more for the opportunity to make a living while their body is young and strong.