Its been a tough year for UK sports legends and their bank accounts. First, the all-time leading scorer in UK basketball history, Dan Issel, filed for bankruptcy and saw some of his most prized personal UK basketball assets sold on Ebay. And now, arguably the most talented NFL player to ever play for the Big Blue football team has the same result. Dermontti Dawson, former UK center and longtime Pittsburgh Steeler and NFL Hall of Famer, declared bankruptcy this week in Kentucky. There is no word where his debts where accumulated or what led to the result, but as with Issel, it is sad to see.
When you read about the tremendous amounts of money professional athletes make in a career, remember that (a) the old timers didnt necessarily get that and (b) as Antoine Walker showed us, easy come, easy go. We wish Dawson the best and hope all works out for him in the weeks to come.