Vince Young and 15 Athletes Who Have Filed Bankruptcy
15 Athletes Who Like Vince Young, Had to File For Bankruptcy
It wasn't the most shocking of news, but it was still news that made you shake your head. Vince Young has filed for bankruptcy. The former football star has fallen on hard times in recent years, basically because he can't find a team to give him a job. Now after two years away from football, his career looks to be over for good.
It's crazy to think about how far Young has fallen since his triumphant victory in the 2006 National Championship game. On that night in Pasadena, Young was on top of the football world. His transition to the NFL wasn't the smoothest, but he did win rookie of the year in 2006. During his time with the Titans, he also went to the Pro Bowl on two separate occasions (06 & 09). But in 2010, everything started to fall apart when he lost his starting job.
Young's career took a turn for the worse in 2011 when he uttered the phrase 'Dream Team' when talking about the newly formed Eagles. That comment will go down as one of the dumbest in sports history, as the Eagles didn't even make the playoffs.
After his one season in Philly, Young unsuccessfully attempted to land a job with the Bills and then in offseason of 2013, he landed a temporary roster spot with the Packers. But eventually he was cut by Green Bay and now we've arrived at today's news of the former QB going bankrupt.
However, when it comes to broke athletes, Young is certainly not alone. Here's a list of 15 other sports stars who have filed for bankruptcy over the years:
Tyson has been broke on a couple of occasions, but somehow he always lands on his feet.
Rison was a great NFL receiver in the 1990s, but he failed to spend his money wisely. Rison admits to spending over $1 million on jewelry and cars in one season.
You get sent to prison for running a dog fighting operation, you file bankruptcy.
Dykstra was recently sentenced to three years in prison for grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement.
The legendary Colts QB had to file for bankruptcy back in 1991.
Sapp went broke after making over $82 million in his playing career. Luckily, the NFL Network employs him now.
Gwynn is one of the greatest hitters of all time and he made lots of money in his days on the diamond. But in 2012, he somehow owed over $400k in unpaid taxes.
Walker had to file in 2010. At the time, he had over $12 million in debt.
LT is arguably the greatest defender in NFL history. But we all know that he's had his fair share of problems off the field. In 1996 he filed for bankruptcy to save his home.
Brunell played 17 seasons in the NFL, but when it was all said and done, he had nothing to show for it. Now, ESPN is helping him pay his bills.
Griffin was a football star, but he went broke before his playing days ended thanks to his failing footwear stores.
The former NFL QB had to file back in 2009 due to legal and obvious financial problems.
The former No. 1 pick in the 1990 draft went broke after earning millions in the NBA. His bankruptcy filing is mainly attributed to failed investments in Detroit.
McAllister had a good run with the Saints, but bad investments left him broke in retirement.
Bowe was once a heavyweight champion, but through many legal and financial difficulties, he eventually went broke once his boxing days came to an end.