Former Cincinnati Bengals superstar wide receiver Chad Johnson found a creative way to save money for two years during his playing career.
During an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast (h/t Ben Church of CNN), the former Pro Bowl receiver detailed that he saved money by living in the Bengals’ home venue of Paul Brown Stadium for two years:
“You gotta remember, I stayed at the stadium the first two years because I didn’t want to spend no money. What’s the point? Why are you telling me to go rent a house, go buy a house, or go rent a condo when everything I need is right here in the facility?
Showers, cafeteria, TV, couch, gaming system. What’s the point? I was so locked in. It wasn’t about having my own space.”
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According to Spotrac, Johnson made just over $48.866 million in career earnings throughout his career as a wide receiver. He topped out with $11.850 million in earnings for the 2006 season.
One of the greatest receivers of his era, Johnson was a six-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-team All-Pro. He was instrumental in bringing relevance back to the Bengals in the 2000s, helping them to AFC North division titles in 2005 and 2009.
Johnson is the Bengals’ all-time leader in receptions (751), receiving yards (10,783) and touchdowns (66). He was traded to the New England Patriots in the 2011 offseason but struggled to find a rhythm with Tom Brady, though the Pats did end up appearing in Super Bowl 46 (they lost to the New York Giants.
For his career, Johnson recorded 766 receptions for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.