32 Mega-Sized Mansions Owned By NFL Players

Football season is nearly upon us again, and that means fans are gearing up to watch the games and get extremely emotional about their favorite teams and their favorite players.

But another issue will start to come up as well as the season gets underway- the overpayment of players, which becomes an even more heated discussion as the economic crisis continues to rage on.

NFL players make so much money they don't even know what to do with it all, so many sink a chunk of their fortune into a fat pad so they can live like sports royalty.

It's both sickening and impressive how much money some players are willing to pay for their dream mansion- Tom Brady paid $20 million for the mansion pictured above, which is truly way too much home.

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand, paid $2.3 million for this "modest" mansion, which is almost ten times less as Tom and yet still plenty fancy.

See 32 Insane NFL Player Mansions here

There is a component to keep in mind here, especially for active players who might get traded at any time (so this isn't likely to be their lifetime home). For the most part this is just asset management. You could buy something small and cheap, while putting your money in the bank, but there's a better chance for a higher return percentage-wise when you sell the property than the interest rate if you just left it in the bank. Interest rates are so low these days that even after the housing crash you're still more likely to be able to earn a better return reselling an expensive asset than what you would get keeping the principle in the bank. People who don't have tons of discretionary income often don't understand that expensive items for the rich are really just another place to store money temporarily for a fairly-guaranteed return (art, exotic cars, property, etc).
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Who are you to say someone has "too much home?" It's his money, and he gets to buy just as much home as he pleases. And, incidentally, his wife Giselle (sp?) makes about 10 times as much annually as Brady does. It's her home too.
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