One of the perks of becoming a professional athlete is that you get paid to play your favorite sport. Getting paid millions of dollars for that? Truly a dream come true. But sadly for many athletes, as the expression goes “easy come, easy go” and they end up losing all of the money they’ve worked hard to earn. These athletes lost it all, one way or another.
NBA player Antoine Walker spent a large amount of his fortune on lavish cars. He once owned two Bentleys, a Range Rover, two Mercedes, a Hummer, and a Cadillac. He also supported about 70 friends and family members. It all caught up with him when he got in trouble for writing bad checks to casinos.
The late NFL player signed a $40 million contract with the Patriots in 2010. His short-lived career came to a halt when he was arrested for a murder charge in 2013. He was dropped by the Patriots and he spent a majority of his money on legal fees. By the time he died in 2017, he only had $50,000 to his name and his estate was worth nothing.