Animal’s son signs $23.5m guaranteed NFL contract

James Laurinaitis, the son of WWE legend Road Warrior Animal and nephew of John Laurinaitis, has signed a 5 year extension with the St Louis Rams of the NFL worth $41.5m, with $23.5m guaranteed. In the NFL, the guaranteed number is the only important number, as contracts rarely are played out to their full length without being changed.

James was an exceptional college player for Ohio State before being signed by the Rams in 2009. He has had three very good seasons on a team that has been near the bottom of the league.