What is really jacked up about running back Trent Richardson, he was the third pick in the NFL draft in 2012. But, due to him trusting his family with his money, allegedly he lost millions of dollars and is now out of the league, he says, he was so stressed about taking care of his family and friends financially and in the end, he is broke and not on a NFL football team.
This is all AIRED in an ESPN E:60 episode, which the network talks with Trent Richardson in detail about his career and his finances.
The 26-year-old NFL player grew up in Pensacola, Fla. His mom raised him and his siblings, he didn’t have a lot of money. When he signed a four-year $20.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, he bought a six-bedroom house in Cleveland for $825,000 and rented his mom a house there, too. Why didn’t he just buy her house instead of renting her home? Or, HELL, she could have moved in with him, a six-bedroom house. That’s the problem with athletes, as soon as they get that huge check, they have no one to advise them and even if they did, I’m not so sure they would listen.
“I had a chance to make sure my mom never had to work again,” he said on E:60. He also bought his grandmother a house in Pensacola for $350,000.
After a successful rookie season, he was then on four teams in four years and now, age 26 years old, he is now out of the league. In October 2015, he wasn’t on a team and had no income coming in and he reviewed his finances for the first time.
“I looked at my bank statement and thought, ‘where did this come from?’ they took advantage of me,” he said of his friends and family members.
They had paid for 11 Netflix accounts and eight Hulu accounts in his name. They also made many purchases on Amazon and charged him for bottle service at bars. I’m sure all of that didn’t come to a million dollars and how would they have his financial information and or his social security number or drivers license information? Unless, he gave them the information and just assumed family or friends wouldn’t take advantage him.
“I don’t get on the internet much — and I don’t drink,” he said, adding that he only spends about $300 every two weeks on himself.
Between January 2015 and October 2015, his family and friends had spent $1.6 million of his money. I’m sorry, I just have a hard time believing that. Notices come in the mail every month, so for a whole year, he never checked his mail or his bank accounts until he was released from the league? That’s what I call a bullsh$t move and his head is not wrapped too tight.
His college coach, Nick Saban, told E:60: “He wants to please everyone. That makes it difficult to disappoint people with the word ‘no.’”
But then he stopped paying for everyone except his immediate family. He even took his brother Terrell off his payroll; he had been paying him $100,000 a year to be a personal assistant. I would love to know what his brother did as his personal assistant, I’m sure he wasn’t worth $100,000 a year.
Terrell was so upset to hear how much the people in his life had cost Trent, that through tears he said, “I would never ask him for another dime.”
The football player said he has enough money left to support himself and his immediate family. He will now live at his grandmother’s home and continue to rehab after knee surgery to try to get back into the league. He hasn’t learned anything, his family are adults, he is responsible for himself, not even immediate family. Why would they ever get a job if he is going to continue footing his bills as well as his families bills??
Some players are fortunate to have family members that not only don’t want any of their money, they make sure extended family and friends don’t get any either.
Amelia Rolle, the mother of Antrel Rolle, who played safety for the Chicago Bears last season, says, “My husband and I and my son and daughter, we’re Antrel’s offensive line. You can’t sack him unless you come through us.” I hear you girl, family has a way of taking of advantage of you because you are family, but at the end of the day, his responsibility is his wife and his children.
Some players set themselves up early in their career to make their money last long after they stop playing. Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay doesn’t have a money manager and invests his money himself. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver, Ryan Broyles makes sure he doesn’t spend more than $60,000 a year, even though he made $600,000 a year as a player. Smart move, you don’t have to live like the Jones because you have money like the Jones. A football career doesn’t last long, players are hit with many injuries and most aren’t able to return to the football field. Its not like this is a revelation, everyone knows the longevity of a professional football player normally lasts maybe a good 1-3 years.
While discussing the challenges of coming into a lot of money after not growing up with much, Trent said on E:60, “It’s scary to have all that money and still be unhappy. It’s like you’re broke — and brokenhearted.”
Colin Kaepernick Graces The Cover Of GQ Magazine
Former NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick graces the cover of GQ Magazine and he looks good as HELL!! His Afro is everything, it makes him stand out and its important that he continues to follow his path, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
The former NFL player has a lot of support from his fans and even from quite a few celebrities. Ava Duvernay, who wrote the book “Queen Sugar,” which also a drama series on the network OWN produced by her, she was quoted by saying, “I’m just really honored to know him. He’s sitting there and I’m sitting there and I’m like, “Look at this brother—he’s doing better than any of us would’ve done.” A lot better. With a lot more elegance.”
Rapper J. Cole is always one to speak his mind and stand for issues, he is also quoted by saying, “And he wasn’t backing down. And he wasn’t afraid. He was just being honest. And it didn’t seem like he was looking for attention. It caught me off guard because, you know, nothing personally against him, I just didn’t know when I met him that the person with the biggest balls in sports would be him.”
And lets not forget the former baller’s beautiful girlfriend, Nessa who is a host and radio personality, she is quoted by saying, “I’m very fortunate that I have Colin next to me. It’s everything. We love each other, we care for each other, and we have to remind each other that, hey, we’re doing our part, we’re trying to make a difference.
I’m not much of a football fan but Colin Kaepernick is really making a difference, he won’t be silenced and the NFL needs to wake up, he has no plans of stopping his fight and with all of the people backing him up, the NFL may be in trouble. Wake up and the smell the coffee, its already burning. I respect him as a man, not just a black or white man, just a man who will not be silenced.
This what the baller posted on his Instagram: “Kaepernick@will not be silenced”
NFL’S Antonio Cromartie’s Reality Show
NFL Antonio Cromartie is currently a free agent, he has played for 11 years and now he’s on a break waiting to see if he would get picked up. In the meantime, the professional baller has 14 kids and 1 on the way with his current wife Terricka. Did ya’ll hear me? 14 damn kids, that’s a whole lotta kids, can he even take care of 14 kids and a wife?
I guess he can afford 14 kids and a wife, his net worth is 12.5 million dollars, talk about making coins, oh he’s good. He allowed the cameras in his home because he wanted to show the world that he isn’t just a professional athlete but he’s a husband and a father as well. He wants us to believe that his family is normal, but with 14 kids, how normal could that be?
“We’re just a large family that has a lot of fun with each other. We’re a very loving family,” Terricka tells PEOPLE. “Although my husband played in the NFL for such a long time, he’s a very present dad. We just want the world to be able to see him in his prime, doing daddy duties and having fun with his kids.”
Antonio’s wife Terricka is pregnant and ready to pop, they are excited about this sixth child, they are having too many kids and they already have their hands full with five bad a$$ kids they have now, including a twin toddlers. These kids would drive me to drank, especially that Jagger, he is just too extra.
Behind every successful man is a smart woman, with all of the kids they have as a blended family, wife Terricka put her thinking cap on and came up with the idea for the show, but Antonio, was a little apprehensive about allowing the world and the cameras into his home and his personal space. But, something or someone obviously changed his mind because they now have a reality show.
“I was hesitant just for the simple fact of bringing the kids on TV — exposing our family,” say Antonio. This is something my wife explained to me that she wanted, to show our family dynamic and how relatable we are. Once she explained it to me I was fully on board and it’s been a great experience.”
“The kids love it! Everything went as planned and went smoothly as possible. They had really big personalities to begin with. But now it’s a matter of them trying to outdo each other … I think it’s kinds just built their personalities up,” Terricka says.
“It was just a great experience for them and I think the world will be surprised by just how big of a personality they all have but also how different they are.”
The family actually filmed over the summer for eight weeks, and with Antonio on a break from football, he really learned how to be a hands on father which was difficult for him at first but he got it together. It wasn’t easy but he did the best he could with his children while his wife was expecting their 6th child together, so that means he has 8 other children out there? Damn, his wife is a good one, 14 kids is way too many kids for any woman to handle.