Lockout loot: Players capitalizing during downtime

In the first week of the lockout, some of the NFL’s biggest names are finding a multitude of ways to keep the cash coming in during this age of uncertainty. Here’s a roundup of what they’re up to:

Shilling

Turns out T.O. does more than sit-ups in his driveway to get those abs. Yesterday he tweeted teases about the new supplement he’s endorsing so we can all (even women, he clarified with a smiley face) can “get ripped” like him.

Tom Brady's room with a view which could have been yours for $18.5 million. (credit: StreetEasy.com)

Shilling x 2

Michael Vick is having a better day than his co-defendant in his dog-fighting trail. While Quanis Phillips, who took a bullet to the leg outside of Vick’s birthday party last summer, landed in court Tuesday for violating his probation, the Eagles’ QB landed something of his own – his second endorsement deal. This one is for Core Synergy titanium wristbands. The first company to sign him post prison was Unequal Technologies football pads before the Pro Bowl in January.

Selling

Tom Brady is cashing in on his de-luxe apartment in the sky. Brady reportedly found a buyer this week for his three bedroom, 74th floor condo overlooking Central Park – asking price? $18.5 million.

Analyzing

Donovan McNabb may be confused about his Redskins’ status, but one thing the QB knows about is college basketball having hit the hardcourt for ‘Cuse in the 90s (Props to the Washington Post for digging up this link.) McNabb will use his past March Madness bench time to break down first round coverage of the tourney as an in-studio analyst for Comcast SportsNet starting this Thursday.

Pounding

Tom Zbikowksi has been egging Chad Ochocinco to throw down with him, but the Ravens safety has legitimately won two fights by knockout as a cruiserweight and has just signed on for two more bouts in Atlantic City on March 26 and April 9. But this would be the ultimate money maker.

Meditating

OK, he might just be getting karmic compensation for this one, but Ricky Williams tweeted that he’s hosting a “grand opening/meditation/free healing clinic” this Saturday at his new center in Davie, Fla. All’s to say is Namaste.

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