NFL's most expensive home belonged to a Falcon

The Wall Street Journal recently evaluated NFL players' real estate dealings, ranking stars by the price and size of the homes they bought and sold in 2015.

Of the 66 listings covered, the largest and most expensive home sold belonged to former Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel.

Samuel arrived in Atlanta in 2012 via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. He signed a 3-year, $14.7 million deal with the Falcons that included $2.25 million in guarantees.

While in Atlanta, Samuel completed construction of a 16,700-square-foot palace in South Florida that included a lavish $1 million pool -- complete with a 25-person grotto and is 13 feet in the deep end.

The home, on 4.9 acres in Southwest Ranches, Fla., has nine bedrooms (two master bedrooms), 11 bathrooms and two half-baths.

Samuel's home had a theater room, game room, music studio and a 10-car garage.

Samuel was released by the Falcons in February 2014, and he soon put up the home on the market for $12.9 million.

After a $5.4 million price reduction, the home sold in October 2015 for $7.5 million.

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