Being a pro athlete can sometimes be more of a burden than it is a blessing. Many times these athletes become the breadwinner for everyone in their family and beyond: nephews, uncles, parents, kids, baby mamas, friends, etc. They are supporting 10 or more people on 3 million dollars a year, which is very feasible if everyone lives a modest lifestyle. But c'mon, the athlete is a millionaire so everyone gets chinchillas and diamond earrings for Groundhog Day. It's easy to see how this money doesn't last long.