Mets Rumors & News
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Via CNBC.com:

Most of you know that Vitaminwater was purchased by Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion. The folks at Glaceau always pitched the media on the fact that the players believed so much in their brand that instead of a standard endorsement deal, many of the players accepted a stake in the company as the investment.

Well, the New York Post is reporting that David Wright of the New York Mets had a .5 percent stake in the company, which would make Wright’s payment on the deal $20.5 million. Wright denied that he’d make that much, but sources tell us that out of all the players that took a stake — David Ortiz, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Urlacher, Tracy McGrady — Wright got the biggest chunk.

If he does make that much off the deal, I believe it will be among the largest single payouts for a single endorsement deal in history.

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