An advocacy group led by famous anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says re-signed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is now the highest-earning player in the National Football League because Texas does not collect a state income tax.
Mr. Romo recently signed a six-year contract extension worth $108 million to stay with the franchise dubbed “America’s Team.”
While Mr. Romo is the fifth-highest paid player in salary, he comes in first when it comes to earnings after taxes, according to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR).
The organization said Mr. Romo will earn $752,000 more than New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who previously held the after-taxes honor.
It also praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry for fostering a low-tax environment that spurs economic growth.
“Romo should serve as an example of why businesses and taxpayers are making the move to Texas,” ATR said Tuesday in an item on its website.