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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Who's the 22nd Highest-Paid American Athlete?


In all sports. Think about it.

It's not just salary, but also winnings in sports that have that, and income.

Golfers make a lot. The very best in every major sport make a lot. Race car drivers, baseball players, football players ... Out of those thousands of professional athletes, anyone would be lucky to make the top 200.

22 is high. Higher, for instance, than Tom "I'm super famous" Brady.

Answer after the jump. According to Sports Illustrated's assessment, the 22nd highest paid American athlete last year was ... Steve Francis.