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USA Today Most Overpaid Athletes in Sports

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There are a number of athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major Leagues that have multi-year contracts for millions of dollars that some would consider, a bad deal. Check out the list of the most overpaid athletes in sports, courtesy of the daily newspaper USA Today and you be the judge.

NFL

Michael Vick
Philadelphia Eagles (Quarterback)
-Was drafted by the MLB team Colorado Rockies in 2000

Mark Sanchez
New York Jets (Quarterback)
– Under contract until: 2017
– Signed three-year extension worth $40.5 million in new money in 2012.

Mario Williams
Buffalo Bills (Defensive End)
– Under contract until: 2018 — Signed six-year, (appx.) $100 million deal 2012

Kevin Kolb
Arizona Cardinals (Quarterback)
– Under contract until: 2016
– Signed five-year, $65 million deal in 2011

NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire
New York Knicks (Center)
– Under contract until: 2015
– Signed five-year, $100 million deal in 2010

Andre Biedrins
Golden State Warriors (Center)
– Under contract until: 2014
– Six year, $63 million deal in 2008

MLB

Alex Rodriguez
New York Yankees (3rd Baseman)
– Under contract until: 2017
– Signed 10-year, $275 million deal in 2007.

Alfonso Soriano
Chicago Cubs (Outfielder)
– Under contract until: 2014
– Signed eight-year, $136 million deal in 2006

Barry Zito
San Francisco Giants (Pitcher)
– Under contract until 2013: Signed seven-year, $126 million deal in 2006

NHL

Dennis Wideman
Calgary Flames (Defence)
– Under contract until: 2017
– Signed five-year, $26.25 million deal in 2012

Wade Redden
Connecticut Whale (Defence)
– Under contract until: 2014
– Signed six-year, $39 million deal in 2008 The minimum salary for AHL players is $39,000. His contract is so bad the NHL is trying to get a “Wade Redden Rule” which would prevent teams from burying players in AHL.

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