A.J. Hawk okay with pay cut

Jun 11, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk works out during organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field in Green Bay. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Via ESPN:

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.

[Source: ESPN]

Topics: A.J. Hawk, Green Bay Packers

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