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Emmitt Smith once spent $100,000 on a car... then Jerry Jones made him realize that error

We've all made a really dumb purchase at least once. And when you're a young, world-class athlete, those dumb purchases can be quite expensive.

In a recent interview with Dallas Mavericks' forward Harrison Barnes at The Players' Tribune, Emmitt Smith told the story of how he once spent $100,000 on a car as a 20-year-old. The ex-Cowboys running back recalls being insulted by a sales rep and spiting him by buying from a different dealership.

Here's what he had to say:

"I wanted to treat myself to a convertible Mercedes Benz, the SL. It was burgundy. Funny story, though. Before I actually bought the car, the car dealers treated me like I couldn't afford the car. I walked onto the lot and I was looking at brand new cars and the sales guy took one look at me -- a young African American guy -- and he walked me to the used car section. He said, 'Uh, let's try to get you into something that you can afford.' He didn't have a clue that I was on the Cowboys. So I looked at what he wanted me to look at, and then I said, 'No, I'll go with the SL. But I'm not gonna buy it from you.' And I went to another dealer and got it there."

Read the full article at Dallas Morning News