An athlete with a very refreshing attitude!
August 1, 2008 10:47am CST
Andra Davis, linebacker with the Cleveland Browns football team, just took a 40% paycut but he's not complaining! He says he grew up dirt poor and he feels blessed to be paid $1.6 million per year, down from $3 million. He's barely touched his signing bonus, electing to wisely invest it along with most of his salary. He says "I'm not going to be one of those guys that when they leave this league they're broke." What a refreshing attitude! He knows he's getting big bucks and appreciates it instead of whining for more. He's active in his community and does a lot of charity work, appreciating his good fortune and natural gifts. You see so many athletes that waste their money and want more, more, more! Look at Mike Tyson, living in Arizona and mostly penniless--he made millions and where did it all go? Mr. Davis is setting a wonderful example for his fellow players and the youth of his community. I wish him nothing but the best!
• United States
1 Aug 08
Not bad for a year's work, huh? 1.6 million dollars a year. That's not bad at all,is it. It was a big pay cut but I'll tell you what, I would hardly complain myself. It is refreshing to have an attitude like he does. He doesn't seem greedy and probably appreciated what he has.