It's a tragic tale that has played out with too many former NFL stars: A player earns a fortune during a successful pro career only to find himself struggling financially a short time later.
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young, who made millions during his playing years, recently filed for bankruptcy protection, according to reports last week in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. And he's just the latest former player with money troubles.
"You have a lot of situations where players set up a lifestyle that's not really sustainable," said Muhsin "Moose" Muhammad, a former wide receiver who appeared in two Super Bowls, with the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. "You have to have enough restraint, and you have to be disciplined enough to only think about what you need, as opposed to what you want."