My husband is a football fan…a BIG football fan. He refs varsity highschool games every Friday night. He then usually has football on every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. And he watches replays and stories on all the other days, lol. What this means is that even if I am busy with blogging, I see parts of football games and football-related shows quite a bit. Yesterday I was about to head out and heard in passing of an NFL Rookie, Prince Amukamara, and his first vehicle purchase after receiving his signing bonus. I was dang surprised!
The NFL Rookie has Money Skills
Amukamara was surrounded by guys buying brand new Chargers or sports cars. But he pulled into the lot dressed down and on a scooter. He then asked to be taken to the used car lot and started looking for a SUV or sedan. He spotted a black SUV and a medium-sized sedan and decided to ask about pricing. The sales guy said the SUV was $13,350 and the sedan was less than $9,000. Amukamara wanted the SUV, so he sat in it, looked at the sales guy, and asked if he could have it for $10,000 in cash. He then added that if that couldn’t happen, he’d go with the cheaper sedan.
What?! A rookie player that can haggle?! Booyah!!!
You have no idea how proud I was of this young man. He was surrounded by flashy cars, friends waving around their money, and yet he worked out a great deal on a very manly vehicle of his own. I was so happy for him!
Then I looked up more about him for this post and realized that he broke his foot in April and isn’t even able to play – how sucky is that! Sometimes life is just not fair. But, if you ever read this Mr. Amukamara, I am a big fan! You impressed the crud out of me.
I know that there are probably many financially prudent athletes, but I never see stories about them. I only hear about the stupid stories of millionaires being broke or being surprised when they have hardly anything when they can’t play anymore. It always makes me sad – what a waste. But at least a few of them may make some wise decisions along the way and be set for life. I hope Prince Amukamara heals perfectly, has an awesome career, and retires early in life with enough set aside to live well for the rest of his life. 🙂
What do you think? Are there a bunch of frugal athletes that I have just overlooked?