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Old 02-02-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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This lowers my opinion of professional athletes even more. What kind of multi-millionaire would not make sure his father has no reason to ever work a day in his life? Buy your dad a damn garbage truck and let him drive around on your estate if he likes it so much.
I agree. I can understand not wanting your siblings or other extended family and friends mooching off of you. But your own parents?
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Richard Sherman has a degree from Stanford. Even the football players have to be pretty smart to go there. His dad probably feels like he's earned that pension, and has no intention of letting his son support him, although I'm sure the son does plenty for his parents.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Atlantis
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Dad's pension will continue paying out long after Sherman is done playing football.

And as far as the 'millions' that NFL players make: they pay alot of taxes on that money.

Sherman's dad got a tax deduction for his kid after having him and for 18 years. No parent has the right to hold a child as a financial hostage if or when they are successful.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Richard Sherman has a brain in his head, and a perfectly good set of parents. He will be fine after his football career ends.
Richard Sherman is earning millions, has a degree from Stanford, and is a pretty sharp cookie. He'll be fine..

Kudos to Dad, though. A good example..
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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And as far as the 'millions' that NFL players make: they pay alot of taxes on that money.
Let's not forget the agent's cut.

Or forget the countless requests from charities.

And estranged family, friends, and acquaintances, and strangers.

Tough to be a known entertainer without being on the microscope on how you spend your money.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This lowers my opinion of professional athletes even more. What kind of multi-millionaire would not make sure his father has no reason to ever work a day in his life? Buy your dad a damn garbage truck and let him drive around on your estate if he likes it so much.
I didn't see in the article where it said Richard Sherman refused to financially support his father. What I took away from it was that Mr. Sherman chooses to work and will collect his pension in 18 months.

Richard Sherman could suffer a career ending injury and never play football for a living again. In 18 months, Mr. Sherman will have earned a pension which will pay him until the day he leaves this earth.

And even if Richard Sherman played until he was 40 and earned $100+ million, what's wrong with Mr. Sherman wanting to earn his own way through life? Maybe he doesn't want to a free ride. I bet he was raised to be a hard working man with integrity and the fame/fortune of his son hasn't changed it.

That is what you call character.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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This lowers my opinion of professional athletes even more. What kind of multi-millionaire would not make sure his father has no reason to ever work a day in his life? Buy your dad a damn garbage truck and let him drive around on your estate if he likes it so much.
Why would his father quit working when he's only a year and a half away from a pension that he put in a lot of hard work to earn?
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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Anyone who says good for him is just being irrational. Sherman is currently on a 4 year 56 million dollar deal with 40 mill guaranteed. An average of 14 million a year is $38,000 a day for 4 years. His dad probably makes this in a year, or even longer. He is doing it because he wants to retain his self image of his "purpose" in the world and do what he knows. Maybe it's to avoid boredom. A lot of retirees get out of retirement due to boredom.

Sherman could give his dad a month's worth of salary/about a million dollars and and that would be equivalent to what he will make if he worked everyday for the rest of his life. Sherman also has made millions in endorsements. His endorsements probably exceed his actual salary.

Don't confuse "the right thing to do" with "I have nothing better to do". His behavior of retaining his job is just irrational and purely for self image. Professional athletes make money that is inconceivable to the working class. Honestly they need to have a Sherman family intervention and be like "Dad, I make 40k a day. Stop waking up at 4 AM".

NFL athletes have had a problem with money after retirement due to spending 70% of their yearly salary on consumables or things degrading in value. When they retire they only have 5 million dollars and this is not enough to resume living in a 20 million dollar house with 3 kids and 5 cars for more then 5 years. Sherman however is unlikely to have this issue though as it's very difficult to spend 20+ million a year unless it truly it is a psychological disorder. I think the monetary issues happens mostly to mid to lower tier athletes who have an unexpected retirement.

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Obviously, MONEY is not what drives these fine people and makes them happy and content in this world.

The more I hear about Sherman, the more I like him. His father sounds like a fine man of great character, who simply enjoys the routine. Maybe it helps him feel as though he's making himself useful in his own way.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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Sherman could give his dad a month's worth of salary/about a million dollars and and that would be equivalent to what he will make if he worked everyday for the rest of his life.
Your hypothetical is based upon your assumption that the father would accept the money. After reading the article, I doubt that he would.
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