Must be nice to just sit around on a bench all year and do nothing while getting paid millions of dollars, right?
Well, maybe not for professional athletes.
Granted, those players who can pull off the feat of making bank for doing nothing have it pretty good. Whether they're injured or just benched for being terrible, they barely work, and yet their incomes still exceed that of most Americans by several million. It's not fair, but you'd probably trade places with them…or would you?
The thing is, the fans and the media are all over these guys. Once, they may have been America's sweethearts, but now, they're basically vilified for being lazy (which they're probably not—just useless) and cheaters (which they're not—it's not their fault their GMs were dumb enough to propose the contract).
Here are those select few in sports who have managed to make obscene amounts of money for doing nothing.