As an American Football linebacker, James Harrison was able to rake in millions of dollars over a period of fifteen years to live his dream of comfort and luxury. Playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was able to win two Super Bowls, and was named Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.
Not bad for Harrison, who has made an investment in real estate property, acquiring an estate in Shadyside that is estimated at $1.8 million. He had his mansion remodeled and customized, and it now features multiple bedrooms and baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, and many other features.
Greg Olsen – North Carolina – $1.7 Million
Greg Olsen currently plays as a tight end for the Carolina Panthers, a position he has held since 2011. He holds the NFL record as the first tight end in the league’s history to record three consecutive seasons, with 1,000 receiving yards.
For undisclosed reasons though, Olsen is letting go of his grand estate in North Carolina, with an asking price of $1.7 million. It has an in-house library with a cool wine cellar and a beautiful landscape. It would be nice to read a book by its veranda in the shade, and sip wine in the twilight.
Ray Rice – Porsche Panamera, Estimated $146K
Some athletes have a wild streak that can be hard to contain, especially when reinforced by their acquisition of money and power. In situations like those, they end up losing some money; there are lawyers to pay, damages demanded by aggrieved parties and whatnot. It can be a real sticky situation once you’re in it.
We’re impressed with Ray Rice’s wide collection of luxury cars, though. The running back for the Baltimore Ravens is a proud owner of a posh Porsche Panamera Turbo, valued at $146,000. Hopefully, he will be able to settle his legal battles with his wife and get back to focusing on his football career.
Clinton Portis – Maserati Gran Turismo, Estimated $143K
Whenever Clinton Portis feels down, perhaps all he has to do is look at his garage where his Maserati Gran Turismo is parked. It is a remnant of his glory days, when he was cheered on as a running back for the NFL for nine years.
Clinton Portis no longer plays football. He retired in 2010 and has since filed for bankruptcy. He used to have a great collection of cars, like this Maserati, and we wonder what things he’d do to change the direction of his life if given the chance to relive his opulent days.
Chandler Jones – Paradise Valley, Estimated $2.9 Million
Chandler Jones gets paid a lot of money as defensive for the Arizona Cardinals. He’s now on his sixth year in the league, going stronger for his seventh, with a bright future ahead.
On the day he decided to invest some of his hard earned money, he got lucky. Apparently, his charm goes beyond the football field and into sales, as he was able to score a million dollar discount for a property he purchased in Paradise Valley. From its original asking price of $3.9 million, he got it down to $2.9 million. It’s got electronic pocket doors and a high-tech media room.