Famous athletes can generate incomes well into three figures. Some of these athletes rise to the top and become cocky or complacent with their earnings, end up trusting the wrong people, or end up in the cycle of addiction. Starting salary for the NBA is about $850k, the NHL about $525k and NFL $510k on average. Even making the copious amounts of money that they do, athletes may find themselves in overspending or being connected to untrustworthy people, which can result in losing everything. The following are famous athletes who had everything but some bad decisions turned it all into nothing.
Hit NEXT for a shocking look at some of the top pro athletes who went from the top of their game to the bottom of the barrel. You won’t believe some of the people on this list!