Move over Kobe, Michael Schumacher's got you beat

Ferrari reportedly offered F1 driver Michael Schumacher a HUGE $86.6 million check to stick around through 2008, which, if true, makes Mike the highest paid sports figure on the planet. If Schumacher cashes the check he'll be beating himself out for the title (he's already the highest paid sportsman).

Ferrari's F1 arm no doubt wants the lion's share attention from the 580 million viewers around the globe who are anxiously awaiting his John Hancock on the deal, which could arrive as early as next weekend. Not bad for a guy who won seven world championships, eh?

All we've got to say is we want to be like Mike...

[Source: Planet-F1 via Edmunds Inside Line]

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