Despite earning millions of dollars over the course of their careers, a staggering 78 percent of professional footballers reportedly end up getting into major financial difficulties after waving goodbye to the NFL. So here’s a look at 20 who would have benefited from a crash course in money management.
20. Clinton Portis
Former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins star Clinton Portis filed for bankruptcy in 2015 after accruing debts of more than $5 million. In fact, the ex-running back owed six-figure sums to both his mother and Entertainment Tonight reporter Nischelle Turner, despite earning $40 million during his NFL career.