10 Worst Deals In Sporting History
The Oakland Raiders signed JaMarcus Russell in 2007 during the NFL draft and gave him the biggest rookie contract in the history of the sport. This amounted to a six-year deal worth $61 million. Russell though would only play 31 games until he was released by the Raiders due to his weight problems and poor work ethic.
The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodrigues in 2000 to a truly astonishing $252 million contract over the course of 10 years. This seemed to be a good deal when he went on to win numerous MVP awards before he admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs after testing positive for steroids. He was then traded to the New York Yankees, with the Rangers paying almost $70 million of his new contract.