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Tax liability sacks the NFL’s top players

Matt Blumenfeld
Freelance Writer
              Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert throws during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

With the NFL’s regular season set to begin next week, players around the league anxiously await the arrival of their first big game check of the season. For many rookies, who collect signing bonuses well before the season begins, their first check signifies what they hope to be a profitable and prosperous career on and off the field. This season’s NFL rookies, however, will be shocked to find out that the earnings for their first few games might as well be handed over to tax collectors – a fact of which veteran players are all too aware.

Tax competition: Why the San Diego Chargers should move to San Antonio

1:24 PM 02/20/2013

For the last two NFL off-seasons, the subject of Los Angeles getting a pro football team has dominated sports network airwaves. Lots of commentators have thrown around the possibility of the San Diego Chargers moving north to L.A. However, during a visit to the Golden State last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry made some comments that should have the Spanos family, the owners of the Chargers, considering a move to San Antonio instead.