Getting to play the sport you love and good at while also being paid millions of dollars to do so is quite the career. As long as the athletes keep up their hard work then they can retire at an early age with quite the nest egg. Being hit as hard as these NFL players get hit on a weekly basis though can leave a bit to be desired as far as intelligence and financial handling goes. Let's take a look at some NFL star athletes who have gone from millionaire to bankruptcy.
JaMarcus Russell played as a quarterback in the NFL for a very short span of only two seasons. He was the very first overall pick of the 2007 NFL draft being picked up by the Oakland Raiders. Russel received a $68 million dollar contract from the Oakland Raiders but after two years of inconsistent play he was released. He lost most of his money after that and was even arrested on several occasions for drug-related incidents.