View Full Version : All that money lost by Micheal Vick got me wondering about other athletes that blew

08-27-2007, 10:53 PM
their careers and potential cash. Names like Mike Tyson, Dwight Gooden come to mind. You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger loser than Tyson, although time will tell if Vick out ranks him.
Who else comes to mind?

Jesus Shuttlesworth
08-27-2007, 10:59 PM
Tyson's reasons for losing money where hilarious though (well except for that whole rape thing :shifty: ) didn't he spend like millions of dollars on a some big ass pigeon sanctuary on top of a building in NYC or something?

08-27-2007, 10:59 PM
Len Bias

08-27-2007, 11:26 PM
What about Sprewell?

08-27-2007, 11:27 PM
I heard before that when Tyson bought a car, he'd drive it till it ran out of gas and then leave it wherever it ran out of gas at and buy a new one.

08-28-2007, 12:25 AM
Daryl Strawberry was another gem. This guy was the man. Much like Gooden who was a better power pitcher than Clemens, these guys and drugs got together and derailed their careers.

Hanso Amore
08-28-2007, 06:48 AM
Tyson built the bird thing because he raised birds as a poor kid, and it made him happy. I dont think that is a waste. MC Hammer was a waste.

As for the car thing, that is the most retarded thing I have ever heard. How would he get from whereever he was to even buy a new car to drive.

He lost alot of money because of the rape and jail time, but he made alot of it back when he got out. He never made much because Don King pretty much fucked him on money.

Gooden and Straw are good examples.

08-28-2007, 06:56 AM
Lee Hughes

08-28-2007, 09:46 AM
Not sure if the name Brian Bosworth rings a bell to you guys. Although for him, it was more that he was overhyped and didn't live up to it.

08-28-2007, 10:13 AM
Jeff George

08-28-2007, 10:19 AM
Lee Hughes


Living in this town, the name 'Lee Hughes' is quite the joke.

08-28-2007, 12:32 PM
Don king did not help Tyson out.

Jesus Shuttlesworth
08-28-2007, 05:39 PM
Len Bias
Celtics would have been unreal, came off winning the championship in 86 and end up with the 2nd overall pick and take Len Bias.

08-29-2007, 11:53 AM
Plus the death of Reggie Lewis in 93 was a blow to the Celtics as well. He was a real good player still in his prime.

08-29-2007, 11:22 PM

Although she's gotten her shit back together, she wasted a lot of her years being a slut and druggie.

Also John Daly. He's gotten some success *again* but there is no doubt his bad marriages, boozing and gambling problems have cost him millions in winnings and sponsorships.

08-29-2007, 11:33 PM
Great points YH.

08-29-2007, 11:34 PM
Josh Hamilton of the Reds. Although his comeback this year is a great story.

Cactus Sid
08-30-2007, 10:22 AM
Lee Hughes

My flatmate was telling me he used to walk around Stourbridge burning 50 notes....he might have been lying

Bad Company
08-30-2007, 12:30 PM
John Daly is still the man though, dunno if all these other guys you are mentioning are.

Kris P Lettus
09-08-2007, 08:50 PM
Maurice Clarett

So much potential wasted.. He didn't even have the patients to get to the dance before throwing it all away..

09-12-2007, 10:43 AM
Maurice Clarett

So much potential wasted.. He didn't even have the patients to get to the dance before throwing it all away..He had a great season in college...then blew it...now that takes talent