Soccer phenom David Beckham announced Thursday that he is retiring from the game that has seen him win championships in multiple leagues and netted him millions of dollars from endorsements and a salary that some estimate to be about $200,000 a week.
His decision to leave will, no doubt, lower his take home but don't cry for him.
Erin Burnett talks about what's keep him a kept man even in retirement.
Former Rutger's athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned after a video released by ESPN went viral, showing former coach Mike Rice shoving players and berating them with anti-gay slurs - will get a golden parachute.
Pernetti who suspended Rice last December, will according to his settlement agreement get:
Does the settlement add up?
OutFront: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, Radio show host Stephanie Miller and Political comedian and former practicing attorney Dean Obedelliah.
CBS sports analyst Doug Gottlieb caused quite a bit of controversy Thursday night when after being introduced during the network's NCAA coverage, he joked about being the only white guy on a panel of black former basketball players.
"I don't know why you guys ask me, I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective," Gottlieb said during the show.
And as the night wore on – Gottlieb's critics started pile on – calling the comment racist and inappropriate.
ESPN's Mark May even tweeted:
After Doug Gottlieb's ignorant comment on CBS he should be canned
— Mark May (@mark_may) March 29, 2013
The sports analyst later released a statement through CBS saying quote:
"It was not a smart thing to say and I apologize"
But was the joke really out-of-line?
OutFront tonight: Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, CNN Contributor LZ Granderson and political comedian Dean Obeidallah.
Christmas Abbott is the latest woman to join the challenging, male dominated world of NASCAR.
Her task? Bolting tires in the pits.
A physically grueling task that few women have ever attempted before.
Erin Burnett has the story.