I am really looking forward to watching this 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN about former NFL players (EDIT:It was athletes in general. Not just NFL players.) that went broke, even after earning millions. I love football, but this really has nothing to do with sports – it’s fascinating, in my opinion, to see how someone could squander away sums of money most of us will never ever see. Apparently it’s not as hard as you would think, even if you aren’t spending crazy money on cars and yachts. Keith McCants, former Bucs linebacker, had this quote I read which is resonating with me:
I would’ve been great without money. It’s a sad story, but it’s a true story. Money destroyed everything around me and everything I care for, my family, my so-called friends. I just want enough to live on. I never want to be rich again.