NEW YORK – New York Giants Run Back Saquon Barkley bought his parents a new home and did not need his first contract to make that possible.
Here are some of these new support funds from Nike, Pepsi and Panini America are being directed. Barkley does not intend to use his football revenue for any elaborate purchases, like the house he recently bought for his family in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.
Barkley has not signed his rookie contract with the Giants, which made him one of the # 2's of this year's draft
New York's newest star Saquon Barkley skips his philosophy of weightlifting as he manages his 40-hour Time and the One Advice He Would Give to Other Emerging Football Stars  "When I realized that I had declared for the NFL draft and somehow realized where I should be drafted, I was like," You know you what? Somehow I want to follow the Marshawn Lynch method. I do not want to invest it, put it in the hands of the right people and learn how to continue investing. And live only on the advertising contracts, "Barkley said on the red carpet for the CC Sabathia Celebrity Softball game on Thursday night.
He plans to follow in the financial footsteps of players like Lynch and New England Patriots tight Rob Gronkowski Both have been trying to spend their NFL paychecks and instead use their marketability. "
" That's the goal, "Barkley said." Not to touch. "
Barkley's first big purchase with the money he has already made, thanks to the help of his Roc Nation team, Landing several major endorsement deals was a home for his family.It's a four bedroom, three bathroom, 3,400-square-foot home not far from where he has most of his childhood homes t spent.
Buying the house for his family was the fulfillment of a promise he made a long time ago.
"I promised my mother, I think, since I can talk, honestly, 2 or 3 years old, I know it sounds crazy, but I swear, I will not lie to you, that I [my mom] I'll buy a house one day, "Barkley said. "My family has been through so much and made so many sacrifices for my brothers and sisters.
" And that's not it. This is not the last thing I can do for my family. That's a great thing.
The Bronx-born Barkley moved to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania where his grandparents lived at the age of five, and his family eventually settled in Coplay, where he became High Football star in Whitehall School
The former Penn State-Star wanted his younger brother and younger sister to finish school in the area, which is one of the reasons Barkley's mother, Tonya Johnson, did not want to move far. "Barkley remains a member of the Giants in northern New Jersey." 19659014] "I have somehow left it to my mother. I said, "You choose a house that you like, and you feel comfortable enough for you and Dad and the rest of the family," Barkley said. "And she chose this house – being able to buy a house is really probably the best accomplishment I've had so far."
That says a lot Barkley became a consensus All-American of his junior Season at Penn State. He was considered a near-perfect prospect who called Giants general manager Dave Gettleman a "special young man". Barkley has even received rave reviews from his teammates at the start of his career as a Giants.
He seems to feel as comfortable next to the field as a new dad and "cleaning the house for his parents without touching the Giants paycheck was a meaningful gesture." "It's special, of course," Barkley said. "I just hope I can set an example for future athletes and other athletes who, with the intention of doing such a thing, could do so without my contract," he said, "which just shows that I have made many right decisions so far I was surrounded by a great team, they were able to help me a lot, I have to give a lot of credit. "