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Revis No. 22 on Forbes' 100 highest-paid athletes list
Turns out, Darrelle Revis isn't doing too badly after all.
The Jets cornerback was ranked 22nd among the 100 top-earning athletes over the past 12 months, according to Forbes Magazine. Revis pocketed $28.3 million last year -- just $100,000 ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (No. 23).
The cornerback, who is looking for a new, long-term deal, finished ahead of two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Patriots QB Tom Brady. To be fair, however, Forbes' figures don't just include salaries. "Bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income for the 12 months between June 2011 and June 2012" also are included. Taxes and agents’ fees are not taken into consideration.
Boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr. topped the list, earning $85 million, followed by his rival Manny Pacquiao ($62M). Yankees third baseman Alex Rodiguez ($33M) finished 18th, followed by Manning ($26.6M) at No. 30, Jeter ($24.5M) at No. 36, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ($24.2M) at No. 38 and Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson ($20.3M) at No. 63.
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