Mark Brunell is broke. Now we know why he refuses to leave the NFL. It isn’t a competitive fire burning under his ass, it’s the creditors nipping at it.
I don’t really want to see anyone lose all their money. However, when “all their money” means something north of $50M — I don’t feel too bad. According to the reports, Brunell doesn’t have a drug problem. He isn’t a deadbeat dad. He doesn’t even have a gambling issue. Well, that last one is borderline.
Brunell lost all his money in failed business ventures. One was ironocally called Champion LLC, which purchased high-end investment properties. When the real estate market crashed, Brunell lost his entire investment. Another failure was Brunell’s
cliche investment in a Whataburger franchise. His entire investment was lost once again. All totaled, there are $24.7M in claims against Brunell.
The Action News reporter who penned this story still has a little thing for Mark all these years later. Take a look;
Two years later, a new football franchise would pick up the promising quarterback.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had their franchise QB–and this city’s love affair with Mark Brunell began.
I had no idea it was that serious between the city of Jacksonville and Brunell. I thought he was just a fling.
I also can’t believe this news outlet in Jacksonville is called “Action News”. It sounds like the outlet April O’neil would be working for. Lucky for us, that’s not the case. Had she been engrossed in the thrilling world of Jacksonville she wouldn’t have been able to scour the New York City sewers in search for a Jason mask, hockey stick wielding boyfriend.
Lastly, isn’t the University of Washington the real loser in this? We can probably assume Brunell never went to class, but it still doesn’t look great.
[via Action News]