After serving the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears as a dependable running back, Marion Barber thought of giving something back to himself as a reward, a sort of motivating factor. So he decided to buy a vintage car worthy of his endeavors: a 1971 Chevrolet Impala kept in pristine condition.
Barber sealed the deal for the classic automobile and had it customized straightaway in honor of his previous teams. It flashes the colors yellow and orange, with a price tag of $35k. Each time he rolls with it, the gold rims sparkle like coins out of a treasure chest.
Michael Turner – Georgia, Estimated $2.3 Million
When you’re as good a football player as Michael Turner, the former running back of the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers, you’re often guaranteed a fat paycheck.
That’s why Turner invested his huge earnings in what would become his relaxing haven. His $2.3-million country home in Gwinnett County spells relaxation and excitement, thanks to its amazing features, like nine bathrooms, six bedrooms, a full bar, six fireplaces, a library, four garages, a home theater and a hot tub.
Cortland Finnegan – Brentwood, Estimated $3 Million
Despite the many team transfers, from the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, and the Tennessee Titans, Cortland Finnegan has, somewhat out of character, stayed loyal to his Brentwood Home. His last stint with the Dolphins was somewhat lackadaisical, and he was quickly released a year later, totaling 44 tackles with no interceptions. He announced his retirement after that.
But the former corner-back made sure he had his investments covered. He bought this property for an estimated $3 million, and has lived there happily ever since. It is a 2-story mansion that sprawls over 6,693 square feet of living space.
Earl Thomas – Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, Estimated $250K
As a draft analyst for the NFL network, Michael Mayock praised Earl Thomas who, in his personal assessment, was the most instinctive free safety he’s ever observed on tape over the last five to six years. He made valuable contributions to the team as a rookie, on their way to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl victory.
It’s been 8 years since Thomas was drafted, and so many things have changed for him since. For instance, he now has an extensive collection of luxury cars, which includes a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Chevy Camaro, and his pride – a $250K Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster. Life has certainly changed for the best.
Bernard Berrian – Audi R8, Estimated $170K
The year 2010 was a low point in Bernard Berrian’s football career. The following year, the Minnesota Vikings released him, and that was practically the end of it. But during his heyday as an American football wide receiver, both the Chicago Bears and the Vikings undoubtedly benefited from his performance.
It was a relatively short career for Bernard Berrian, spending three years on each team, but you’ve got to give it to him. In such a short span of tim, he made sure he had a gold token for himself in the form of a customized blue Audi R8. This one’s worth $170k.