These Are The Former NFL Superstars Who Went Broke

Bernie Kosar

Famous for being a good quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (imagine that), Bernie Kosar endured a very tough stretch in the 2000s. In a 2009 interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kosar claimed that he spent “eight figures” during the recession. According to the former Brown, he paid millions of dollars to teammates on “un-repaid loans,” did the same for family members, and paid for around 100 school scholarships. Furthering Kosar’s financial troubles, the QB and his businesses filed for bankruptcy in ’09 after accruing $18.9 million in debt. That’s tough to come back from. 

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