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Ben Roethlisberger Is The Highest Paid Player In The NFL In 2008

Posted by Mike on November 6, 2008

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The USA Today released its list of top 20 highest paid players in the NFL in 2008. The man who tops the list is Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is taking home a staggering $27,701,920 in 2008. For their money, the Steelers are getting 10 TD’s passes and 8 interceptions out of Big Ben. Other surprising names on the list: 6. G Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants $ 14,890,000, 12. WR Bernard Berrian, Minnesota $ 13,705,000, 14. C Jeff Faine, Tampa Bay $ 13,105,760, and 17. G Travelle Wharton, Carolina$ 12,850,000. Major Leagues Baseball has long been criticized for its outlandish salaries, but clearly the NFL is now entering into that realm. The only difference is that other than signing bonuses, nothing in the NFL is guaranteed.

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