Minnesota's 'Jock Tax' has Super Bowl winners paying to play

Nick Foles celebrates the Eagles first Super Bowl win.
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Super Bowl is an expensive event. Television commercials for this year's game ran $4 million for a 30-second ad.

Parking in downtown Minneapolis near US Bank Stadium cost $240 on Sunday.

A beer at the game set fans back $15, but those prices pale in comparison to what the players were taxed for working in Minnesota for one week.

Carson Wentz, and every Philadelphia Eagles player received a $112,000 bonus for winning the game.

Because of Minnesota's "Jock Tax," the state will take $7,200 of that payday, and that doesn't include an additional $23,500 in federal tax on the winner's share of the bonus money.

But wait, there's more.

Minnesota's top marginal tax rate of 9.85 percent on Wentz's annual salary, pro-rated for one week of work in Minneapolis, totals $12,632.

So, Carson will be paying $20,000 in state and federal taxes on his Super Bowl Week earnings.

Those numbers don't include federal income tax on Wentz's $6,669,000 annual salary.

In case you're wondering, Tom Brady's tax burden for his Super Bowl wages are estimated at $43,000, excluding federal income tax on his annual salary of $22 million.

Only California has a higher state "Jock Tax" than Minnesota.