I was teaching at Washington State when Ryan Leaf was playing there. The guy had train-wreck written all over him. I remember telling my brother just after Leaf signed the record guaranteed contract that he would be broke before he was 40. I can’t take any joy in being right. Ryan Leaf is a sad, sad story.
Unfortunately many of these athletes are given almost no guidance as to how to live, after they are done playing their sports.
Much ability, no responsibility.