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Did anyone watch the ESPN 30 for 30 show called broke. They had a number of athletes on that have lost their millions and how common it is for pro athletes. I have heard about this before but that show was really something.
When Savran interviewed Terry Bradshaw several years ago, Terry really opened my eyes to this stuff. His dad had to step in and save him from himself.
The things that happened to Terry Long became the stuff of legend because he ended up killing himself but I'm sure that stuff happens to many athletes. I've heard that Jagr went nuts at the end of his Pens stint due to a combination of a romantic relationship that went sour and losing $8 million in the stock market in a week.
didn't Eric Dickerson take a paycut when he was drafted in the NFL?
Well educated bankers lose millions every day. No one cries for them. Where's the outrage?
Someone did a study back in 09. they interviewed random players who retired between 99 and 04 .80% of those players said they were broke or in financial distress.
I'm just waiting for the 30 for 30 on the Clairton Bears...
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