CANTON, Ohio Before generational wealth and international fame came with the deal, Johnny Robinson played pro football for a love of the game predicated in part on the inherent camaraderie.
His first contract in 1960 was a three-year, $43,500 deal with the Dallas Texans, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. And from that time to the end of his career in Kansas City following the franchises move in 1963, he never became a millionaire.
For that matter, his wife, Wanda, recently joked, he may not have been a thousandaire in the early years of running his Boys Home in Monroe, Louisiana.
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