Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk will have his salary for 2013 reduced by $2 million from where it was ($5.45 million) in 2012. I don’t know about you, but ifmy paycheck was cut by $2 million, especially after a solid season, I’d be irate. Hawk, however, shrugged off the situation, saying it didn’t really bother him all that much.
If you look around, too, guys that don’t accept (pay cuts), it usually doesn’t go well for you.
I think it’s more of an ego thing than anything that guys can’t get over. They don’t want to say they’re taking a pay cut because it hurts their ego. I let that go a long time ago. I wasn’t worried about it. I don’t care what the outside perception is. If my grandma reads that I took a pay cut and I’m not making as much money, I could put a phone call into her and let her know that it’s going to be OK. We’ll be fine. I have a financial adviser.
There’s no news yet as to what the Packers will do with the $2 million they’ll save, but I’m hoping they’ll invest in turning the famed cheese-head hats into real cheese.