Anderson signed a deal worth $1.5 million with Detroit in April. According to, $450,000 of that was fully guaranteed. He also got a $200,000 signing bonus. With six years of NFL experience, he’s fully vested in terms of the league pension.

So he’s hardly destitute. And there certainly is a chance that another franchise will pick him up.

But the next time we as fans want to say NFL players are pampered or have it easy or don’t deserve every dollar they get, remember what happened to C.J. Anderson, survivor of a dangerous upbringing, Super Bowl champion, fired on his day off while making an appearance to speak about his work helping children.

That definitely sucks, finding out like that.  

But CJ seems like a survivor, and he should land on his feet with another team. . .

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