Everyone dreams of being paid millions of dollars for a job they love. In the NFL, footballers have that exact opportunity.

It seems a day doesn’t go past without an NFL star signing a multi-million dollar extension.

Like many sports, when the contracts end and they retire some football players struggle.

Here’s the top 31 NFL players who struggled so much they lost it all.


1. Aaron Hernandez


He only spent a couple of years in the NFL, ending with the New England Patriots. Aaron was definitely on his way to becoming one of the best in the league until he had a number of dealings with the police.