Former NFL wide receiver Chad Ochochino Johnson claims he was able to save 83% of his salary over this career, which is a phenomenal achievement.
How did he do it? Johnson explained in an interview with Shannon Sharpe that early in his career, he saved money by flying on Spirit Airlines and wearing fake jewelry from Claire’s!
Johnson told Sharpe, “Fly private? I ain’t flying private. Put me on Spirit. Exit row. Window seat. That’s all I need. As long as I get from point A to point B. I don’t need private.”
As for the jewelry, Johnson explained, “I never brought real anything when I was playing. Never. What was the point? I went to Claire’s. For what? What am I doing it for?
The women are going to deal with you anyway, because of who you are, and then the other women, who are really doing their homework done Googled how much you making already. Why am I buying a $50,000 watch, $80,000 dollar watch?”
Johnson also admitted to sleeping at the Cincinnati Bengal’s practice facility his rookie year to save some cash.
Per the New York Post, Johnson was a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro in his 11-year NFL career, primarily with the Bengals though he did spend one year with the New England Patriots.
He finished his career with 766 catches for 11,059 yards and 67 receiving touchdowns.
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