Jets Player Moves Into Parents Home To Prepare For NFL Lockout

The recession, economic downturn or however you’d like to title this recent finacial crisis has sent many back to their parents homes but the last person you’d expect to be in that situation in an NFL player.

Jets guard Matt Slauson has moved his wife and baby in with his parents while the labor deal is being worked out as a precaution to save money.

“I’m constantly working with my budgets, I know that this week could be my last week in the NFL, and then I won’t have any more checks coming in.” Slauson said to The New York Times

Matt made $410,000 last season and started all 16 games for the Jets -and was featured on Hard Knocks last summer. Hey that’s where I first became acquainted with him.

I’m just curious what Matt’s other expendutures might be. While $400K in the NFL isn’t a lot, in the grand scheme of things, I’m sure he should be able to maintain a household on that figure. :shrug: nothing wrong with being thrifty in these times though.

  • Bret

    Hey Baby Huey! You managed to make 360,000 dollars more than I did last year! and I am unemployed this year! Am I going to run home to Mommy and Daddy? Not NO but hell NO! You need to Grow up and quit using money as an excuse to be back home under your security blanket!

  • Good move Matt. Do what you have to do to preserve your wealth and ensure your family is taken care of. The average person doesn’t understand you have more expenses just being a professional athlete, not to mention the amount you have to pay Uncle Sam, agents, accountants, league dues, high insurance limits because so many in this country are sue happy, etc…. So to all you that want to live paycheck to paycheck, don’t hate on him because he chooses not to… My advice to anyone reading this – live below your means, so that you may have something to fall back on should something happen (strike, layoff, etc…)

  • I will give him the benefit of the doubt and think he is just being intelligent as the 2011 NFL Lockout begins….

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