Wednesday’s Mashup: Tom Brady still leads NFL in player royalties

Lucy Burdge
June 19, 2019 - 7:06 am
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Milwaukee at San Diego, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: NY Mets at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: San Francisco at LA Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- It’s safe to say NFL fans are not sick of buying Tom Brady jerseys.

The NFL Players Association released a report filed under the Department of Labor revealing Brady led the NFL in royalties with $2.35 million last season.

The report shows how much each NFL player made from "group listings," which is when a deal is comprised of six players or more, and the majority of the profit is made from, “jersey (Nike), video game and trading card sales.”

Brady’s earnings don’t include his own individual endorsements, like Ugg and Aston Martin. According to Forbes, Brady earned $27 million in 2018 and $12 million of that came from endorsements.

Dak Prescott came in second on the list with $2 million earned and Antonio Brown is third with $1.5 million.

--  Manny Machado was suspended for one game after he was ejected in the fifth inning of Sunday’s Padres-Rockies game for protesting umpire Bill Welke’s called third strike and the MLB Umpire’s Association is not happy.

The league announced on Monday it has suspended Machado for “aggressively arguing and making contact” and this did not satisfy the Umpire’s Association, as evidenced by an angry tweet from the Association’s account.

Machado intends to appeal the suspension because he doesn’t believe he made contact with Welke.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It’s just so weird. I just miss out when in my opinion I should have been there. I just feel like it’s a routine, every year the same thing. It’s kind of getting annoying. But I don’t know what to do." -- Xander Bogaerts, on being sixth overall in the fan voting for the All-Star Game

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