Linebacker Jon Beason #52 of the Carolina Panthers is introduced prior to the Panthers game against the Chicago Bears at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Getty Images
Its no secret that if you work in the sports world, chances are you probably make a lot of cool, hard cash. So the folks at The Bleacher Report decided to rank those who they think are the most overpaid people in sports.
1. Jim Rome - sportscaster for CBS ($30 million)
2. Rashard Lewis - ($23 million)
3. Sam Bradford - NFL player ($13 million)
4. Charles Johnson - NFL player ($32 million)
5. Skip Bayless - sportscaster for ESPN ($500,000)
6. Vernon Wells - MLB player ($128 million)
7. Elton Brand - NBA player ($18 million)
8. Jon Gruden- ESPN commentator ($4.3 million)
9. Ben Gordon- NBA player ($50 million)
10. Sidney Rice - NFL player ($41 million)
11. Alfonso Soriano - MLB player ($136 million)
12. Rick Reilly - sportscaster for ESPN ($17 million)
13. Antawn Jamison - NBA player ($28 million)
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - NASCAR driver ($28 million)
15. Chris Berman - sportscaster for ESPN ($3 million)
To see why the staff of The Bleacher Report chose the men on this list, click here
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Top Sports Headlines
The only finger-pointing Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson did after blowing his second straight save after converting a club-record 35 in a row was at himself.