When you’re a pro athlete worth millions of dollars, there’s almost no limit to what you can have in your home. On the following pages you’re going to see some of the most extravagant homes that multi-million dollar contracts can buy. It’s a shame MTV stopped filming MTV Cribs, because these 13 NFL stars all deserve their own episode!
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13) Deion Sanders
Known during his NFL career as “Prime Time,” NFL legend Deion Sanders’s oversized mega mansion is a perfect match for his flashy style. This 29,123-square-foot home, dubbed the “Ultimate Party and Family Ranch,” has an indoor basketball court, a bowling alley, a football field, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, and it’s very own 12-acre lake. Sanders listed his Prosper, Texas mansion for $21 million back in 2011, but wasn’t able to find a buyer.
12) Tony Romo
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo kept true to the old “Everything is bigger in Texas” when he custom built this enormous 32,515 square-foot mansion. Dallas real estate experts estimate Romo paid at least $3 million for the land, and close to $6 million for the construction. But that’s pocket change for a guy who signed a $108 million contract.
11) Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning paid $4.57 million for this 16,464-square-foot mansion in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. In addition to the 7-bedrooms and 10-bathrooms, Manning’s mansion has an elevator, and a dog room with an indoor/outdoor heated kennel. The future Hall-of-Famer got a good deal — the house was originally purchased in 2005 for $5.7 million.
10) DeMarcus Ware
While playing for the Dallas Cowboys, All-Pro DeMarcus Ware purchased this newly built 10,000-square-foot home. The English style home was custom built in 2008, has 6-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms, and is located in a beautiful gated community in Dallas. As far as amenities, Ware’s mansion features 7-fireplaces, a trampoline, wine cellar, and a putting green. Not sure why you need a fireplace (or 7) when you live in Texas, but money ain’t a thing for Ware — who has already made more than $75 million in his career.
9) Tom Brady
Why bother saving the best for last… Brady and supermodel wife Gisele, bought this sprawling palace in 2008 for $11 million. The 18,298-square-foot mansion has 5-bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gym, a sauna, and 7-fireplaces. In 2014, Brady sold the house to hip hop legend Dr. Dre for $40 million (not a typo). Pretty nice return on his investment!
8) Richard Sherman
Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman paid $2.3 million for this 9,435-square-foot mansion just outside of Seattle. Sherman bought the home from another pro athlete, Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. Sherman’s new home includes a ton of luxurious amenities — an indoor swimming pool, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, a basketball court, and a beauty salon.
7) Reggie Bush
Compared to the other mega mansions on this list, Reggie Bush’s 4,831-square-foot home in Hollywood, California is “tiny.” But whatever the house lacks in size, it makes up for in amenities. The former Heisman Trophy winner’s pad features a state-of-the-art theater room, an elevator, a library, a custom BBQ area, and a pool and spa. Bush purchased the property in 2007 for $4.7 million.
6) Warren Sapp
Since retiring in 2007, it’s been a long road for Hall of Famer, Warren Sapp. Ridiculous spending habits forced Sapp to file for bankruptcy in 2012, and auction off his $7 million Florida mansion for just $2.9 million. This 15,162 square-foot mega mansion is topped off by an Olympic sized swimming pool and custom built water slide.
5) Patrick Peterson
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson purchased this Mediterranean-style villa in 2011 for $1.3 million. But don’t be fooled by the price tag, this 8,300-square-foot home features hand-painted ceilings, marble pillars, a 22-foot fireplace, a billiards room, a home theater, and two separate swimming pools. And if you decide 6-bedrooms and 8-bathrooms just isn’t enough space, Peterson has a detached guest house that offers an additional 1,050-square-feet.
4) Frank Gore
Former 49ers running back Frank Gore owns a beautiful Mediterranean-style estate built into a California canyon. Details of Gore’s home are unknown, but it’s safe to assume his luxurious California crib features a ridiculous numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms, a massive home theater, a chef style kitchen, and at least a few other amenities. Gore might have a hard time finding this type of scenery in Indianapolis.
3) LaDainian Tomlinson
There is nothing modest about LaDainian Tomlinson’s breathtaking 9,610-square-foot mansion in California. This custom compound includes a basketball court, a wall-sized fish tank, golf green, and a bridge over its massive pool. If that’s not enough, L.T. also had a movie theater built with a 1967 Ford Mustang split in half to create a drive-in movie experience. He paid $3.5 million for the house in 2004, and has spent at least $1.5 million on custom renovations.
2) Matt Forte
If you’re thinking, “wow that looks more like an apartment building,” that’s because it practically is. In 2014, Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte paid over $4 million for this ginormous mansion in downtown Chicago. The 9,000 square foot home includes a 60 foot tall spiral staircase, a 20 person home theater, and a rooftop big enough to host a party for all of his teammates and coaches.
1) Rob Gronkowski
One can only imagine the insane pool parties that took place at Rob Gronkowski’s 4,781-square-foot waterfront estate in Tampa. Gronk paid $1.6 million for this home in Westshore Yacht Club back in late 2012, but decided to sell it after just one year. According to Gronk’s real estate agent, he wasn’t able to visit Tampa enough to enjoy the property. It seems like Vegas would be a more fitting place for Gronk and his entourage…