9. Aaron Hernandez – $40 Million
Almost a third of today’s NFL players have a police record but, when it comes to real criminals, Aaron Hernandez is in his own league. In 2012, the New England Patriots signed Hernandez to a three-year extension, guaranteeing him $40,000,000 by 2015. Since then, the tight end has been tried for three murders.
Hernandez lost the Patriots deal when he was accused of a double-homicide in 2014. But the drive-by shooting, which he allegedly committed a month before signing the New England contract, was never solved. In 2015, Hernandez was convicted for fatally shooting Odin Lloyd, another member of his gang. At the age of 25, he was sentenced to life in prison.