You’ll be shocked to hear this, but athletes make a lot of money. And if you’re good at what you do, like Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, you make an obscene amount of money. Someone on reddit got hold of McCutchen’s pay stub for a two-week span in May. It was for $427,098.49.
That’s Scrooge McDuck swimming in $100 bills kind of cash.
McCutchen is scheduled to make $10 million this year as part of his 6 yrs/$51.5M deal with the Pirates. Of note are all the taxes owed to states where McCutchen plays, a.k.a. “the jock tax.” There’s also a section for “MEALS” and who knows what that’s for. Per diem on the road? Daily meal allowance? Either way, someone’s making it rain.