Examining the Fine Print of an NFL Contract

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Sports Illustrated

By Conor Orr This story is part of Sports Illustrated’s exploration of the ways sports and finance intertwine—from the NIL revolution to online betting, business-minded athletes and more. For more on sports and money, see SI’s October 2023 Money Issue. My crash course in the nuances of an NFL contract could not be going worse. For starters, I printed the contract double-sided, and, as I understand now, we are never to print the contract double-sided. I shuffled the pages out of order. And, as should be apparent from my college degree from sportswriting, I suck at math. Luckily my contract tour…

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