Roughly one in every six NFL players take one of their hardest hits after leaving the field. A new study found that nearly 16 percent of former players end up filing for bankruptcy within a dozen years of retiring.
It also revealed that career earnings and the length of a player’s career had little impact on whether they will end up broke. Star players are just as likely to file for bankruptcy as those who spent most of their time on the bench.
via One in six retired NFL players ends up bankrupt – Apr. 15, 2015.