There will be some know-it-all who says “Yeah, but $X,XXX amount of money per day is still a lot of money.” And sure, I guess it is. But that’s not the point here. The point is that the $5 million contract you see in the news gets eaten up very, very quickly. Tax, agents, coaches, team functions, and team staff all chisel away at those large contracts. Rightfully so! But let’s not pretend athletes don’t pay their fair share.