15 Well Known Athletes Who Went Bankrupt

Athletes make a lot of money to participate in a sport at which they excel. Most of the world wonders why athletes make so much money to basically exercise and play sports, two things that are enjoyable and healthy. However, athletes are far busier than most of us give them credit for. There are strict rules associated with being an athlete that pertain to public behavior, diet, exercise and training. They work hard and are paid handsomely for their entertainment value and skill, but not all athletes are able to maintain their financial success. Here are 15 rich athletes that went bankrupt.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.