Mike Ditka: Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Social Media

Mike Ditka made headlines today with his comments to NBC's Jim Gray about black players kneeling for the national anthem. Ditka said the following:

There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of...Now maybe I'm not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody -- race, religion, creed, color, nationality. If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort in, you can accomplish anything.

Ditka also said that players who kneel for the anthem should get out of the country.

That raised a lot of eyebrows today, as people all over twitter started condemning and questioning his remarks. In the last 100 years, there have been Jim Crow and other major civil rights issues.

But who is Mike Ditka?

Mike Ditka Net Worth

Mike Ditka has an estimated net worth between $15-20 million, according to The Squander. Much of that money comes from sponsorships, like with McDonalds, Overstock, and others.

He has sold wines, beef, and other goods. In addition, he commanded a hefty salary in the NFL as a coach.

Mike Ditka Biography

Mike Ditka was born to a Polish family, and he quickly became known for his football prowess.

He became an all star in highschool, and played 3 different sports in college. He was inducted to the college hall of fame, and was well known for the many records set during his college career.

Ditka then went on to become a player in the NFL, where he played for several years on different teams, including the Dallas Cowboys.

After he retired from playing, he went into coaching, and coached for decades on multiple different teams.

He had a record setting season for the Chicago Bears, and he then on to other teams. However, after having several losing seasons, he left coaching and became a commentator.

Ditka earned a good amount as a commentator for ESPN, NBC, and others. He also licensed his name to various companies and did advertisements.

Mike Ditka Age, Height Weight

Mike Ditka is 77 years old; he was born in the late 1930s. He is 6' 3" 228lbs.

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