Brees most powerful athlete in sports

January, 26, 2012
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Here’s some information Drew Brees and his agent might want to use as they negotiate a new contract with the New Orleans Saints.

Brees is the most powerful athlete in all of sports. That’s according to the Bloomberg Businessweek/Horrow Sports Ventures 2012 Power 100 rankings. The rankings take into account on-field performance and off-field activities. In part, the rankings are based on name awareness, appeal, influence, trustworthiness and overall popularity.

Here’s a look at the top 10 athletes on the list, followed by their sports
  • LeBron James, basketball
  • Rafael Nadal, tennis
  • Roger Federer, tennis
  • Shaquille O’Neal, basketball
  • Shaun White, action sports
  • Novak Djokovic, tennis

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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