According to his website, Jason Taylor was one of the most feared Defensive Ends on a National Football League field. And because he was, he was rewarded with a contract that would have paid him $9million [!!!] in 2009. But two years ago, he spent his offseason Dancing With the Stars and this season, he was hurt a lot.
So this offseason, though the Redskins offered him an additional $500k to spend 75% of his time with the team in VA working out 39 times between March and May about 3 hours a day any four days a week, he said no. And the Redskins cut him. Leaving behind one dismal season and two draft picks spent in acquiring him.
So let me ask you: How much do you love your family? Would you rather spend time with them 24/7 or spend 3 days/week with them for 3 months making $500k? Edited and adapted from a post by Washington Redskins teammate Chris Cooley. Click pic to read in its entirety.