I guess they're not as rich as I thought!
Sure they are, the ones who have endorsements anyway. Even if you only get to keep 60% of it, 60% of a lot is still a lot
They have to pay taxes on vehicles and stuff right?
Cuz, I remember reading that some players prefer to take the cars over the money...
(P.S. I always thought that you got the car and the money)
any prizes or earnings, you pay taxes on - at least Federal income tax. If you win the lottery, you pay back close to half of it. If you go on The Price is Right and win a living room furniture set, you pay tax on it, etc.