Athletes Who Got Paid Way More Than They Should Have

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Athletes Who Got Paid Way More Than They Should Have
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It's only right that in professional sports some guys will be overpaid. Teams are always looking to win games, which means general managers and executives will often extend the old olive branch out there in order to quench that thirst.

Overpaid players comes in all shapes and sizes. They can be former stars who were permeated by injuries or role players who never should have generated that type of money in the first place—heck, even rookies have been overpaid.

Using that criteria, here's a look at some of the most notorious athletes who got paid way too much with a few Hall of Fame contracts sprinkled in just for good measure.

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