New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees was third highest-paid American athlete in 2012
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 15, 2013
"Black and Gold Today" looks at how Sports Illustrated ranked Brees as the third highest-paid American athlete in 2012, behind Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James. Saints quarterback Drew Brees is in high demand on and off the field, as he was Super Bowl XLVII week with the hosts of CBS' 'The Talk.' All of that notoriety has pushed Brees to earn $47.8 million in 2012, according to Sports Illustrated. Saints quarterback Drew Breesand the rest of the sports-loving worldfound out today exactly how well that contract tussle between Brees and the team paid off. Next up is a look at Saints' players' status in league-wide rankings: How many Saints players should be among the NFL's top 100? Brees, Jimmy Graham and Jahri Evans made the cut on one list; we look at the validity of those rankings. Plus, we talk to Ben Grubbs in advance of the Saints' charity softball game tonight, and we look at the best user comments.