Who says football players aren't bright?

"Kendrell Bell, a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, tells of his great awakening to the verities of income tax: 'I got a million-dollar signing bonus. But then I got the check, and it was only $624,000. I thought, Oh, well, I'll get the other half later. Then I found out that's all there was. I thought, They can't do this to me. Then I got on the Internet and I found out they can.' "

- New York Times Magazine "Life is a Contact Sport [fee required]"