Found May 27, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
PLAYERS: Jamal Lewis
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns

We hear it time and time again. Filthy rich athletes blowing all their money. All that hard work to become an NFL player to get that enormous contract, millions upon millions of dollars that the average joe sixpack could never obtain.

Then in a blink of an eye it's gone. And what sympathy do the little people give such a person that would flush all their blessings down the toilet so carelessly? None. Nada. Zilch.

The latest NFL player to cry broke is former Ravens and Browns running back Jamal Lewis, who has reportedly has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to


EX-NFL RB Jamal Lewis files for bankruptcy

Former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis has filed bankruptcy. I have tried to explain this to people many times. It isn’t that athletes who file bankruptcy are broke, what happens is they overspend, so their debt to income ratio isn’t where it should be. In the immortal words of Patrick Ewing….

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