Its like this, it seemed to me (from interviews and such) that he was making at least 100K, some good money. Of course a lot of that went into training and travel but its still SWEET. Im sure hes still going to ski, maybe even compete, but its pretty crazy when you are a key player on the 6th ranked team in the nation, thats an experience he will never forget. Also, like other ppl said, he can get much more money in the nfl, and when he retires he can buy a house in Aspen, Whistler, Chamonaix...whatever. Personally I wouldnt give up skiing to play for my school, but I would probably give up the sponsorships.
'I would be embarrassed to constantly complain about my life considering all the freedom and opportunities we have today. People that can't find anything they enjoy in life simply aren't giving it a real try.' ~Nick 311