An NFL Linebacker Spends $500,000 A Year On Massages And Other 'Body Work'

APCincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison revealed that $500,000 is the crazy price he pays to get the most out of his body.

He’s known for his punishing (and sometimes illegal) big hits.

But at a press conference yesterday he talked about the team of massage therapists, chiropractors, and homeopathic doctors that poke and prod him into shape.

From Paul Daugherty of

“You want to stay in this business for a while, you’re going to have to take care of your body. If you want to do that, you’re going to have to spend money. It’s not cheap.”

“I spend between $400,000 and $600,000 on body work, year in and year out.”

“I tried out maybe 150 different massage people. Now I’m down to five. I got six people I regularly see.”

Harrison signed a two-year, $4.5 million salary with Cincinnati in April. If he’s to be believed, a huge chunk of that is going right back into his body.

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