NFL Player Rob Gronkowski Says In New Book He Refuses To Spend Money On Cars
How many times have we heard the same story of an elite athlete making it big and buying every luxury automobile he or she ever dreamed of, only to go broke and lose it all?
It’s an all too common occurrence, but NFL player Rob Gronkowski seems to be the exception to that rule.
In his new book titled It’s Good to Be Gronk, the New England Patriots tight end claims that he hasn’t spent a dollar he’s earned directly from the NFL. “To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money,” he said in the book. “I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos.”
That means Gronkowski doesn’t have a 200 mph Porsche 911, a 1001 horsepower Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, or a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, which are all cars owned by fellow athlete Floyd Mayweather Jr., which the fighter enjoys showing off in his tweets.
If anything, he is the anti-Mayweather when it comes to his finances. Gronkowski said that he’s lived off the $3.5 million he’s earned from endorsements, which include Dunken Donuts and Nike. The NFL player still wears his favorite jeans from high school and of the 315 photos on his Twitter page, only one features an automobile.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) January 23, 2015
One might think the reason Gronkowski doesn’t spend much money is because he doesn’t make a lot, but that couldn’t be further from the truth as he signed a contract worth $54 million in 2012 with the New England Patriots. With that kind of money he could pay to have a Porsche 911 made out of Legos or buy an Audi SQ7 Prototype just to watch it crash at a racetrack.
But, after all, it is his money and he is being a good role model for everyone, when it comes to financial responsibility.