Mega Sports Stars Who Lost Their Fortunes

These athletes lost all their money, sometimes going broke as soon as they left their sport.
Debi Thomas, a bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics, was an African-American trailblazer and once the most popular figure skaters in America.
After retiring from skating, Thomas graduated from medical school and began practicing orthopedic surgery. Her attitude caused problems. She bounced from job to job. She tried starting her own practice, but it failed. According to the TV series Fix My Life, on which she appeared in 2015, she lived in a bedbug-infested trailer with her fiance. Her medical license lapsed and her only income came from selling gold bullion.
In 2012, she approached a police officer, saying she had a gun and that she planned on hurting herself. This led to a bipolar diagnosis, which she denies. Thomas told the Washington Post,
"I'm very misunderstood because I look at the world differently. You can call it the Olympian mentality."
Watch the video for more about Mega Sports Stars Who Lost Their Fortunes.
#Sports #Athletes
Debi Thomas | 0:06
Kenny Anderson | 0:55
Vince Young | 1:45
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario | 2:38
Mike Tyson | 3:18
Dennis Rodman | 4:20
OJ Simpson | 5:06
Dorothy Hamill | 5:55
John Daly | 6:43
Boris Becker | 7:26
Deuce McAllister | 8:12
Mark Brunell | 8:51
Lawrence Taylor | 9:38
Michael Vick | 10:27

Comentários

  1. Grunge

    Grunge

    Mês atrás

    Many of these athletes were still able to get their lives back on track, and we're hoping the rest of them eventually can as well.

    • Bryce Thompson

      Bryce Thompson

      22 dias atrás

      Many of those dogs didn't get a chance at life, right Michael Vick? Stiffer prison time (and be treated in prison like they treated INNOCENT dogs) for anyone who abuses, injure, abandon, or kill dogs!!!!!!!!

    • Elaine Snow

      Elaine Snow

      22 dias atrás

      razorback9926 she is bipolar which can be very difficult to treat (Kurt Cobain or Elliott Smith, anyone?). Stop being so judgmental.

    • Elaine Snow

      Elaine Snow

      22 dias atrás

      swmita everything you said is completely true.

    • Gerry Nightingale

      Gerry Nightingale

      24 dias atrás

      *Why not change your 'Handle' to "Maggot"...that's what you specialize in, isn't it?* *FEEDING FROM 'DEAD THINGS' seems a common thread for you*

    • billy nomate

      billy nomate

      24 dias atrás

      +G L YEAH a railway track, fucking murderer

  2. Samantha Reese

    Samantha Reese

    9 horas atrás

    Did anyone else clutch their pearls after they said how much John Daly lost?! Good God

  3. Mac Appelmann

    Mac Appelmann

    7 dias atrás

    Tyson is still flush! 😜

  4. Joe M

    Joe M

    9 dias atrás

    I've never been rich but if I were, I'd never give anyone access/control over my money.

  5. Cole Turner

    Cole Turner

    10 dias atrás

    Money isn't the cure for poverty. Hard work and common sense is...

  6. AGoat1971

    AGoat1971

    10 dias atrás

    Why don't you put some more ads in your video? Racists.

  7. bubba bojanglez

    bubba bojanglez

    11 dias atrás

    I love how they "forgot" to mention that everyone's favorite ameircan president Barack Hussain Obama gave Micheal Vick a full pardon for all of the crimes he committed just so he can go back to playing football, unbelievable. I would have made him drink every last drop of blood that all those poor animals bled out of thier bodies for his enjoyment. Then again this is a nation that voted a man into office simply because he was KINDA black. LOL!!!!

  8. James Warner

    James Warner

    11 dias atrás

    I always say the first thing to do if you win the lotto is get a vasectomy.

  9. Greg Gregory

    Greg Gregory

    11 dias atrás

    Trump lost one billion. To avoid paying taxes. Oops. Tax evasion got Capone. The trump cult hahaha

  10. jesbsnrn

    jesbsnrn

    11 dias atrás

    child support kills you. lesson i learned

  11. Arthur Humphreys

    Arthur Humphreys

    12 dias atrás

    I like a good moron story.

  12. Jabagh Nakhjo

    Jabagh Nakhjo

    14 dias atrás

    I had a great sitting at a table where I Know I'm going to lose my money. Fucking hilarious

  13. Ol' Ben

    Ol' Ben

    15 dias atrás

    Sanchez-Vicario has become a milf, but not to the level of Dorothy Hamill. I’d pay her for “other professional services”.

  14. le'Rock

    le'Rock

    15 dias atrás

    Nope, not Olympian mentality. In simple English, it's arrogant stupidity! All of them.

  15. Frogman Smith

    Frogman Smith

    16 dias atrás

    A negro woman with an attitude problem that keeps her from keeping a job. Go figure!

    • Jabagh Nakhjo

      Jabagh Nakhjo

      15 dias atrás

      White power.not loser

  16. 57WillysCJ

    57WillysCJ

    16 dias atrás

    Not much different than lottery winners. Music industry is as bad and in the old days musicians were ripped off by the industry. Movie industry wasn't much better. They encourage reckless spending. Helps cover up their "bad investments" for their clients.

  17. moncorp1 Inc

    moncorp1 Inc

    16 dias atrás

    Keep your pecker in your pants. Stay away from booze, drugs and casinos. Don't trust friends and family with your money. Put your money in an S & P 500 Index fund. Fortune kept, all is well.

    • moncorp1 Inc

      moncorp1 Inc

      16 dias atrás

      On a side note, I know one of Charles Barkley's old agents from back in his playing days. He said Barkley got all his bills paid by a manager. Mortgage, light bills, etc. This is in the 80s mind you. They gave Barkley 30K a month is walking around money. They said he rarely made it more than 2 weeks without having to come back to them asking for more cash.

  18. Danny Albright

    Danny Albright

    16 dias atrás

    a fool and their money are soon parted sounds like a bunch of fools to me

  19. Daniel Fronc

    Daniel Fronc

    16 dias atrás

    These are all very high profile athletes with great God given gifts who were very stupid in their behavior, either by commission or omission. The same thing happens proportionately so to exceptionally gifted people in all walks of life but who aren't quite high profile, yet the devastation is as severe. If in growing up you don't watch what's going on to the people in life one or two generations ahead of you, in your field or say in the athletes here, then I'm sorry but it's your own fault. Especially if you do it to yourself. No one stays on top in their talent forever but in far too many cases they stay too blind or stupid longer than what got them on top.

  20. Lemmiwinks the Gerbil King

    Lemmiwinks the Gerbil King

    17 dias atrás

    usually its black people who lose their money because they arent smart enough to keep it, low intelligence has its disadvantages

  21. V Ghost

    V Ghost

    17 dias atrás

    Hmmm.. $15,000 for one meal at Cheesecake Factory and you wonder why you're broke? lmfao

  22. Tehui1974

    Tehui1974

    17 dias atrás

    Diversify your investments. Save your money. And use condoms.

  23. field north

    field north

    17 dias atrás

    Don’t feel sorry for a single one of these people. Most of us would just like $1 million and we be successful.

  24. Danceographic Ocean

    Danceographic Ocean

    17 dias atrás

    3:12 those jeans! Worst ever!

  25. Big Dooze

    Big Dooze

    17 dias atrás

    IMHO Deuce Mcallister is one of the best colour commentators on radio. I'm not a Saints fan but I love listening to their games..

  26. DID YOU SEE THAT

    DID YOU SEE THAT

    17 dias atrás

    Now a little further along sports figures who earn millions and say other people are to blame for loosing their money because they were to young to know better. YIKES! I left home at 14, got a job and an apartment and was happy as a clam, and snug as a bug in a rug. And bought my first brand new car for cash at 16, Because I was to young to get a car loan. Luckily I was born with a brain and learned what I needed to know to handle the money I was earning. If you earn money learn what you need to know. Having other people handle your money is just plain STUPID!!! Hard to feel sorry for people who are just a pack of idiots.

  27. DID YOU SEE THAT

    DID YOU SEE THAT

    17 dias atrás

    I don't know if OJ was guilty, but the man was acquitted by a jury. I think its total BS that the families are able to sue for personal loss under those circumstances. After such a public trial there is no way they could find an impartial jury. These people want to be paid money for the corpse of a so called loved one. Profiteering from public sympathy. Disgusting money grubbers. Just as bad as those clowns that got caught defrauding GO FUND ME in the Bobbit case. I think its great those A holes can't touch OJ's pension. Best law on the books. Sit back and suffer humane garbage knowing all that cash is piling in and they can't get it MUHAHAHQAHA!!!🤬🤬🤬😈😈😈🤪😆🥴

  28. journeyman2003

    journeyman2003

    18 dias atrás

    Vick should be in jail

  29. SDJ 63

    SDJ 63

    18 dias atrás

    AB will make the list after his career is over.

  30. 6th Wilbury

    6th Wilbury

    18 dias atrás

    I like that you cited SB Nation. I find it... pretty good.

  31. 6th Wilbury

    6th Wilbury

    18 dias atrás

    This video should be retitled. The word "Lost" should be replaced with "Pissed Away."

  32. Nelly Davis

    Nelly Davis

    18 dias atrás

    First story was sad, I never heard of her. She became a doctor after retiring and still it didn’t work out. Mental illness ain’t no joke.

  33. N English

    N English

    18 dias atrás

    Most of these people are assholes anyway, like that piece of shit Tyson.

  34. Mohammad was illiterate

    Mohammad was illiterate

    18 dias atrás

    $800,000 in child support, and now we see why women falsely accuse, commit paternity fraud, and scam men for money, child support is a life style many women think they can choose.

  35. SevenDeMagnus

    SevenDeMagnus

    18 dias atrás

    So sad.

  36. A. L. Smith

    A. L. Smith

    18 dias atrás

    If you have 50 or so million dollars, why do you need to get involved any business ventures? If you can't make $50 million last the rest of your life something is wrong.

  37. General Zod

    General Zod

    18 dias atrás

    Dorothy hammil was a hottie back in the day even though she always had a short haircut! Too bad she never grew her hair out nice & long!

  38. Rotten Wishes

    Rotten Wishes

    18 dias atrás

    Lol idiots.

  39. John Foster

    John Foster

    18 dias atrás

    ........a fool and his money are soon parted......

  40. ladyfootZ

    ladyfootZ

    18 dias atrás

    $1,678.00 a month and you couldn't live on that Miss Sanchez??????? damn shame

  41. DaToNyOyO

    DaToNyOyO

    19 dias atrás

    Well they wouldn't be taking it with them after they're dead, so what does it matter?

  42. R. Ive

    R. Ive

    19 dias atrás

    Lots of blacks.

  43. Sirios Star

    Sirios Star

    19 dias atrás

    Couldn't finish the video , too depressing and every story the same. Money doesn't buy intelligence or gratitude. It just seduces the weak and corrupts the power hungry sociopaths of the world.

  44. Matt Black

    Matt Black

    19 dias atrás

    $25,000 pension a month That's insane

  45. UNFUKINBELIEVABLE insane videos

    UNFUKINBELIEVABLE insane videos

    19 dias atrás

    W A N K E R S Hahaha Human error AGAIN

  46. ozark 89

    ozark 89

    19 dias atrás

    All the hippocrates in the comments, try walking a mile in there shoes before speaking.

    • DaToNyOyO

      DaToNyOyO

      19 dias atrás

      I can't afford their shoes.

  47. William Lacombe

    William Lacombe

    19 dias atrás

    When guys making 10 million $$$$$ a year are going bankrupt over child support its long past time to make some changes in the rules and laws being imposed by govt.

  48. Bernando Turner

    Bernando Turner

    19 dias atrás

    I think mike Tyson was the worst in this group.robb$been gibbens & her Mama hit Tyson harder than his left hook was hitting his opponents. very sad the greed of some women.🤧

    • Cole Turner

      Cole Turner

      22 horas atrás

      +Vosloff Her name is Robbin Tyson and her source of income came from her husband...in essence she was stealing Mike's money hence "Robbin' Tyson".

    • Vosloff

      Vosloff

      Dia atrás

      +Cole Turner wut? Totally not getting it. 🙄

    • Bernando Turner

      Bernando Turner

      9 dias atrás

      Cole Turner its been ok 15 hours went by & I just now got your answer! Ok some folks are slower than others. You got me rolling 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Cole Turner

      Cole Turner

      10 dias atrás

      I remember the interview where Robbin accused Mike Tyson of domestic violence....the interviewer got two questions answered with the same quote.."What is your name and what do you do for a living?" She simply replied.."Robbin' Tyson!"

    • Lerry Love

      Lerry Love

      18 dias atrás

      Bernando Turner and don't forget Don King

  49. Brent Ferrell

    Brent Ferrell

    19 dias atrás

    Brothah’s can’t handle all dat doh yo🤦🏿‍♂️

  50. Jerrod Walker

    Jerrod Walker

    19 dias atrás

    Gambling is the only addiction that, if you suffer from it, you could still win a million dollars....

  51. Vermiliontea

    Vermiliontea

    19 dias atrás

    This video disturbed me greatly. 😧 Well, most of the stories. Some were kinda expected.

  52. John Gordon

    John Gordon

    19 dias atrás

    The common denominator GREED.

  53. Studa Baker

    Studa Baker

    19 dias atrás

    People like Vick and Daly I have zero sympathy for. The only people I have sympathy for are the ones who are taken advantage of like Vacario and Dorothy Hamill.

  54. Ricardo Garcia

    Ricardo Garcia

    20 dias atrás

    L T and. Hollywood Henderson those were in like russian routte with drugs

  55. Ricardo Garcia

    Ricardo Garcia

    20 dias atrás

    O J. selling autographs lol i wouldnt even buy one for. a dollar lol. Dennis Rodman lol lol lol thats all i can say about that lol

  56. Ricardo Garcia

    Ricardo Garcia

    20 dias atrás

    7:20 90 mil... In gambling. Thats sicking and disgusting lol

  57. panther105

    panther105

    20 dias atrás

    Zzzzzzzzz........

  58. James Williams

    James Williams

    20 dias atrás

    All is good you live and you learn good or bad lighter on Life Goes On. 😎

  59. pep

    pep

    20 dias atrás

    Debi Thomas, a bronze medalist at the 1988 Olympics, was a black trailblazer and once the most popular figure skaters in America. Some whites always have to suck a dick.

  60. Robert Fitzsimmons

    Robert Fitzsimmons

    20 dias atrás

    I worked in an ice arena for years,,, you will never meet people quite like figure skaters, rich, spoiled, entitled brats! The egos can just be shocking.

  61. Moo Cow

    Moo Cow

    20 dias atrás

    5 people in and so far 4 African American and 1 Hispanic. Getting a racist vibe here....

    • Kate

      Kate

      19 dias atrás

      Moo Cow only because you are a racist

  62. Monk Amani

    Monk Amani

    20 dias atrás

    Too much and never enough.

  63. Michael McDonald

    Michael McDonald

    20 dias atrás

    Geniuses who invest in booze and broads then blow the rest on a good time.

  64. Sabrina Dugan

    Sabrina Dugan

    20 dias atrás

    I don't feel sorry for any of them.

  65. Jack Mehoff

    Jack Mehoff

    20 dias atrás

    Dorothy Hamill was a revolting person... that's her chief problem... not the people around her.

    • 20alphabet

      20alphabet

      17 dias atrás

      Agreed!

  66. Alwyn Dellow

    Alwyn Dellow

    21 dia atrás

    The guy with the drug and alcohol addiction... when you get a lot of money, always someone around to help you spend it. Years later .. you'd like to meet up with the drug dealer.. he's doing better than you.

  67. Michelle Evans

    Michelle Evans

    21 dia atrás

    Is Vacaria the owner of the abandoned mansion circulating in the abandoned urbex channels?

  68. oncall21

    oncall21

    21 dia atrás

    Live below your means and then increase your means.

  69. Raymond J

    Raymond J

    21 dia atrás

    the blacks really are stupid arent they !!!!!!!!!!

  70. swampwampagus

    swampwampagus

    21 dia atrás

    John Daly sounds like he had a good time.

  71. Cannondale2019

    Cannondale2019

    21 dia atrás

    conor mctapper will be next

  72. b3j8

    b3j8

    21 dia atrás

    John Daily blew 90 mil gambling! Geez THAT'S a gambling addiction!

    • Sho Tohara

      Sho Tohara

      3 dias atrás

      b3j8 or just being a moron

    • glaxo welcome

      glaxo welcome

      9 dias atrás

      No, just plain stupidity.

    • Kate

      Kate

      19 dias atrás

      b3j8 where was his people when they knew this was happening? No class friends

  73. Scott Smith

    Scott Smith

    21 dia atrás

    Mostly niggz, they don't understand money.

  74. Jeffrey Spence

    Jeffrey Spence

    21 dia atrás

    If one has $50,000,000.00, why would they want to make more? Idiots no doubt.

  75. MadMax382

    MadMax382

    21 dia atrás

    I have more sympathy for the non-Cauc athletes. Their lives controlled by the white man from birth of course they're going to do what he tells them. "That knee pain troubling you again? Well, resting 's out at this point in the season, so try these. They'll have you tearing up the field again." "Whatever you say, coach/doc.". "All that money's going to waste just sitting in the bank. Invest in this business and you'll get 20%. I'll take care of the details. Just sign here.." "Sounds good..."

    • MadMax382

      MadMax382

      20 dias atrás

      twoweary Yeah. Go on with your Western fantasy/lie that everyone has the same opportunity and is treated exactly the same.

    • twoweary

      twoweary

      20 dias atrás

      Bull crap. Everybody's gotta make , and live with their own decisions .

  76. ipmala

    ipmala

    21 dia atrás

    NO SYMPATHY. Just like some of the Hollywood people...and many performers in the music business. And....like most of the dumb **n*ggers** in the NBA...and the NFL----many who can't even read or write.

  77. Blu Crystl

    Blu Crystl

    22 dias atrás

    Mike Tyson *NAILED IT* @ 4:15

  78. Michael James

    Michael James

    22 dias atrás

    didn't happen to a man i do not need to mention that scored 4 touchdowns in a single game for polk high

  79. Brian Arbenz

    Brian Arbenz

    22 dias atrás

    The NFL looked the other way for years on cocaine use, and the NBA tacitly encouraged Rodman's abuses by letting him stay in the league. The leagues bare some responsibility for these messes.

  80. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson

    22 dias atrás

    Kenny Anderson passed away recently RIP Kenny

  81. bmo shareholder apple shareholder

    bmo shareholder apple shareholder

    22 dias atrás

    A fool and his money soon go separate ways.

  82. GeoS

    GeoS

    22 dias atrás

    I saw Debi started a GoFundMe account with her boyfriend. She had really gone downhill.

  83. scottybroker

    scottybroker

    22 dias atrás

    Business deals require judgment. But even the best opportunities go sour. B U T drug habits, promiscuity, bad spending habits are NOT w/o consequences.

  84. Mike J.

    Mike J.

    22 dias atrás

    Money management should be taught in schools.

    • glaxo welcome

      glaxo welcome

      4 dias atrás

      +HAL 9000 Thanks for the clarification, now it's so much clearer.

    • HAL 9000

      HAL 9000

      7 dias atrás

      +glaxo welcome when i was younger my parents always told me to never decide to go far, but i would always see them wishing twice for it and going far whenever they thought i wasn't looking, so me and my deciding friends would go far as much as decided to use even if we wanted to look any more like than we already did- i now look back on my life deciding that going far is one of the best things i have wished twice for and recommend it to any decider who likes to look more like, i hope this helps you to choose far as your deciding wish

    • glaxo welcome

      glaxo welcome

      9 dias atrás

      +HAL 9000 Can you translate what you wrote into proper English so, that the rest of us can understand what the hell you are trying to say.

    • Cole Turner

      Cole Turner

      10 dias atrás

      It is...you just need sense enough to enroll in the class. Not high on the athletes' list of priorities. You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think!

    • HAL 9000

      HAL 9000

      16 dias atrás

      I'm a Gen Xer and it WAS when I was going to school, but with no emphasis and on its way out, which I realized when I heard what my Boomer mom used to tell me about what she had to learn.

  85. got5at12

    got5at12

    22 dias atrás

    vince young is a raceist.

  86. nunya

    nunya

    22 dias atrás

    I feel no pity for Any of these Morons.

  87. Rayan Agarm

    Rayan Agarm

    22 dias atrás

    Selling gold

  88. Bryce Thompson

    Bryce Thompson

    22 dias atrás

    Michael Vick, Mr. Integrity? NOT!!!! What about all those LIVING BEINGS, dogs you and your bunch caused emotional TRAUMA, injuries, and death? You haven't suffered enough for your VIOLENT CRIMES!!!! I hope to GOD you were not allowed to "own" any more dogs or any animal.

  89. Shawn Murphy

    Shawn Murphy

    22 dias atrás

    How can anybody get up in the morning and start a new day knowing they’ve lost and squandered 50 million bucks is beyond me🤔

  90. gk10002000

    gk10002000

    22 dias atrás

    In some fairness to these people, few were college graduates where one often learns how to reason, analyze, read with comprehension etc. Few took any finance courses. Most were groomed to do what they did and nothing else. Sadly, many had less than nice friends and associates. I really do want to start a simple finance firm to help athletes. My commission would be trivial. I would put their millions in simple basic investments that pay dividends and interest. Tax free AMT free Muni bonds and funds. A handful of blue chip dividend paying stocks. Don't try to make things grow. They have millions. Just go for steady income that will grow with time. They don't need to risk millions on nutty business ventures. That would be my credo anyway. If they choose to trust their money to day traders and other places, so be it. I am a single millionaire engineer, and I got here by simple investing nothing fancy. 6% a year.

  91. Mickey Kindley

    Mickey Kindley

    22 dias atrás

    Hmmm ok wow 😮

  92. 55 ostar

    55 ostar

    22 dias atrás

    The Goldman should stop all ready let it go these people are really money hungry

  93. mano trini

    mano trini

    22 dias atrás

    They are all Stuck On Stupid in America and all over the world. Now how is that for a smoke.

    • Michelle Evans

      Michelle Evans

      21 dia atrás

      Not all of these athletes were American. Nice try but no cigar.

  94. Gabriel Yellowtail

    Gabriel Yellowtail

    22 dias atrás

    Um wonder how many had more than one concussion? It only takes 1. And though most athletes heal well with little to no long term side effects from minor or major head and/or brain injuries... There are still more than a few that do not heal well and who have severe side effects from even the slightest damage incurred from even what is considered a minor head or brain injury. It’s your brain you dumb mother fuckers. Your fucking brain. If your brain is injured, even a microscopic hairline fracture won’t ever heal to its former state. Not ever, that’s never heal. Your brain is beyond important, i’s like how you exist. Your brain - be careful.

  95. Ian Norton

    Ian Norton

    23 dias atrás

    Nibbas gonna nib.

  96. Aaron mann

    Aaron mann

    23 dias atrás

    I mean...yeah if I had the money I would have 3-4 cars but not ones that cost over $40-50k each.

  97. Joseph Dodd

    Joseph Dodd

    23 dias atrás

    A bunch of losers. Those people can go to hell

  98. Mb

    Mb

    23 dias atrás

    Vick is a lying prick

  99. Mb

    Mb

    23 dias atrás

    Holyfield kept illegally headbutting creating a potentially fight ending cut..and nothing was done about it. Mike did something

    • Mb

      Mb

      19 dias atrás

      +Jawanna Man Watch the fight.. I watched it live. He told the ref..you can see it obviously

    • Jawanna Man

      Jawanna Man

      20 dias atrás

      That’s just Tyson’s version of it.

  100. pickin4you

    pickin4you

    23 dias atrás

    The one I do not blame for anything is Dorothy Hamill. Her ex got her to use her money on bad deals. She was taken advantage of. I know that thats like, being a male like that. I have always been shy, and let people take advantage of me, by trusting them. I was a very trusting person, and did not like making waves. I know I can still be trusting, but have yet to find that one person who is not a bossy women who wants things. So Dorothy has my upmost support and hope she can make it better than I have.

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