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Sports stars who've gone bankrupt

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21 sports stars who've gone bankrupt

According to Sports Illustrated, 78 percent of National Football League (NFL) and an estimated 60 percent of National Basketball Association (NBA) players go bankrupt or are under financial stress in just two years and five years, respectively, after their retirement. Here’s a list of athletes who have squandered millions of dollars thanks to bad decisions, lavish spending and poor financial planning.

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