* First of all, from where did the name football originate?
Based on its history, it was the Greeks who had first played the football called harpaston. In the United States, it was called foot ball. A blown-up bladder was used in Virginia in the year 1609.
Football in Europe is actually soccer, the sport from which American football evolved.
Football got its name because originally the hands could not be used in the sport. Only the feet were allowed. Then rugby football came into action wherein the hands were allowed to be used. American football had been widely influenced by these sports and is now known throughout the world.
* Who was the highest paid football player in the NFL?
Steve Young was the NFL's highest paid player, just ahead of Brett Favre on his seven year contract. Young had only a six year contract deal worth 45 million dollars for six years of playing. Young had traded a salary cap room for the right to say that he was the highest salary paid in the League.
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