Dolphins' Newest Multimillion Dollar Man, Brian Hartline, Works at Drive-Thru

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 15, 2013

Brian Hartline will begin celebrating his new multimillion dollar contract, just after he takes care of this drive-thru order.'s Justin Klugh noticed a very peculiar moment during the Miami Dolphins receiver's Wednesday interview with Dan LeBatard. 

The two chatted about the recent contract Hartline signed with the Dolphins that ESPN reported was for five years and worth nearly $31 million.

It's a huge chunk of change and deserved some attention.

We sift through all the "what's it like to get that kind of contract?" talk and concentrate on the section of the conversation that centers on the offseason.

You can hear the segment at, which features LeBatard launching into a discussion on what the team was doing this offseason. Well, the 26-year-old has no idea about the transactions, because he has been working.

Brian Hartline: Today I'm kinda busy. I'm working at a drive thru up in Ohio, freezing my butt off.

Dan LeBatard: You're working in a drive thru?

BH: Yeah, you know, a drive thru convenience store?

DL: Yeah.

BH: That's where I work.

Of course, the sensible retort to that comment would be to tell Hartline that he works in the NFL, and for a ridiculous amount of money. 

So, you take that butt you are freezing off and get back to what we like to assume is a lavish mansion

According to the report, Hartline got into the convenience store business back in January with his pal Jesse, who has been running stores like this since he was 15. 

Some of you might recall the story of Rams running back Terrance Ganaway, who is working at a Jimmy John’s in Waco, Texas, for the offseason, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The 24-year-old, who received the minimum salary of $390,000 last season, said he is working at a sandwich shop because, "I just wanted to stay fit, stay out of trouble, and really just try to save money and not spend a lot of money." 

There are no guarantees in the NFL, and one large contract could always be an athlete's last. With so many deciding to spend their cash as quickly as they make it, we applaud Hartline and Ganaway for avoiding that trap.

Now if you need some milk, as long as it's not skim, and you are in the Ohio area, stop by Smart Stop. 

I hear the owner is a pretty successful NFL player. 


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