Quarterback Derek Carr tops the heap with a newly signed $125 million contract that will pay him close to $25 million in 2017. According to an analysis of Carr’s contract done for ESPN by accountant Robert Raiola, the quarterback will see tax savings of more than $7 million in the final three years of his contract from 2020-22 after the Raiders move to Las Vegas. Raiola’s analysis also showed that Carr will net more after taxes from a $20 million Nevada salary ($ million) than from a $ million California salary ($ million).
Most importantly, Title IX hasn’t managed to extend the enormous social and health benefits of sports to all girls equally. In 2008, a national survey of third- through 12th-graders by the Women’s Sports Foundation found that 75 percent of white girls play sports, compared to less than two-thirds of African-American and Hispanic girls, and about half of Asian girls. And while boys from immigrant families are well-represented in youth sports, less than half of girls from those families are playing. * The gender gap is also worse in urban schools and among kids from low-income families .