With high wages and multiple endorsements, our sporting stars today become instant millionaires when they sign that bumper contract.

Unfortunately, we are increasingly hearing stories of our former heroes filing for bankruptcy and starting their life again.

Here’s 20 athletes who now have ‘normal’ jobs away from the expansive lifestyle as a sport star.

Adrian Cardenas- Author

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Cardenas retired in 2012, cliaming he was fed up with how baseball was all about the money and pursued other interests.

He is now an acclaimed author.

Deuce McAllister- Public Speaker

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Deuce McAllister made a series of bad investments during and after his New Orleans Saints career.

He now works as a social worker, using his past experiences to motivate people through public speaking.