Did you know that the average NFL player will earn roughly $2 million per year? That number is an average, of course, and it severely hides the fact that some players are getting paid eye-popping numbers. For example, right now Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is earning $20 million per season. With all of this money flying around it should be no problem for these athletes to retire comfortably, right? Well, not so fast. NFL players tend to go broke far quicker than other professional athletes. In fact, listed below are 32 NFL superstars who were absolutely loaded but somehow still managed to lose it all. Keep on reading, #6 is truly a cautionary tale!
Henderson was a game changer at the linebacker position when he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. As a 1st round pick, Henderson was expected to come in and contribute right away — and he did, landing a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl Championship in his career. Legal issues put Henderson behind bars and soon his playing money was gone.