Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to pay a so-called “jock tax”, and it’s thanks to Michael Jordan’s partying in Los Angeles back in 1991.
Sounds strange, right? Well, in a very insightful Twitter thread, Andrew Petcash detailed why Rodgers and other star athletes have to pay a “jock tax.” In short, Petcash explained that Jordan had to pay taxes in California after his Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals.
To get revenge, the state of Illinois decided to introduce “Michael Jordan’s Revenge”. This would see the state tax any athletes from California who came to play in Illinois. Now, most U.S. states “tax” athletes who come to travel and play in their state.
And so, according to Petcash, Rodgers had to pay over $400,00 in the “jock tax” last year.
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Not that fans need to feel sorry for Rodgers or anything. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the four-time league MVP is worth a whopping $200 million. And just last year, he signed a massive three-year contract extension worth $150.8 million.
Throw in the endorsement money, and you get the idea. $400,000 is simply pocket change for the 39-year-old signal-caller.
Rodgers and the Packers are coming of a highly disappointing 2022 season in which they finished 8-9, missing out on the postseason for the first time since 2018. Rodgers completed 64.6 percent of his pass attempts for 3,695 yards and 26 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.
The future Hall of Famer has yet to announce if he plans to play in 2023, and if he’d return to the Packers or seek.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.