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You mistake him with the epic Raider fail of Jfatness Russell. Not to say VY didn't have plenty of purple drank he may have, but Jfatness was the one busted with it.
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As another poster said, RG3 is very smart. And Cam has proven so far to be a lot smarter than I could have ever imagined. I think everyone thought Cam would probably be just a better version, if that, of Vince Young. They guy was obviously not known as a passer in college. Running an NFL offense is no joke, and you have to give major props to Cam for the success he has had.
Vince Young cannot run an NFL offense because he is an idiot. Plain and simple.
Yep, you are right
Football is not needed for a lifetime, but common sense it required for all financial decisions. A guaranteed $26 million should be enough for ANY idiot to be able to live a lifetime.
Agreed, but this is why, if they dont have one, the NFL needs to set up some mandatory advising committee of some sort. They need to say hey, you have x amount of money and you need to put it in something that will make you money as to not go broke by the time you are done so you wont come and try to sue us at the end of your career. I know its not up to the NFL to tell them what to do with your hard earned money but they have to look out for themselves and even for the player. Maybe some percentage of your salary, if it is above 20 million or so, has to go into some pension plan or some other kind of plan.
I am pretty sure the NFL has had a program established for some years advising rookies about the financial pitfalls.
seriously? 2 pages about this crap? 70% of contract holding NFL players are broke 3 years out of the league.
guess what, stupid people paid millions for given, not earned, abilities are bad with not just money but most all decision making scenarios.
did you know Marc Brunell was bankrupt from bad real estate deals in Jacksonville before he hooked up with the jets? they surely weren't paying him to be an actual QB...
did you know Fred Taylor lost all of his major contract because his high school mentor blew it all?
this shit happens, and not just in football. get over it.
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My understanding is that he drove the same '88 or '89 Jag that he bought with his signing bonus money throughout his entire pro career. It's highly unlikely that a pos he drove in college would make it for 14 years(4 yrs college and 10 yr pro career).
A fool and his money are soon parted-Benjamin Franklin
A NFL team has 53 players on an active roster. In 2009, the stats were that with 18 months of leaving the league, 60% of that 53 man roster is either dead, divorced, in rehab, bankrupt or in jail.
Im pretty sure the league has a list of financial advisors that they have vetted for the players to use. I'd be interested to see his bankruptcy documents and what kind of assets he has/had.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" -- Mike Ditka
There is an approval process the advisors must got through in order to become approved by the league. I work with a few advisors in Atlanta that are approved and have players as clients.
However, I also know of a few that are not league approved and still have players as clients and to be honest, I wouldnt trust them to manage the money in my kids' piggy banks.
Dutch, I was thinking the same thing. Going to college and getting a degree does not teach someone street smarts, common sense, and anti-naiveté.
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