The NFL can make a man rich and it can make a man poor. In the case of offensive tackle Bryan McKinnie, the NFL has done both. McKinnie is in need of work because he has spent all of his money.
According to a report on TMZ Sports, McKinnie failed to pay his Florida attorneys for work they did previously. The attorneys filed and received a judgement of over $21,000 and when McKinnie didn’t pay, they repossessed his car.
TMZ also points out that McKinnie was in similar trouble with a strip club that had claimed he never paid a tab that was over $300,00. That case was settled. While in Baltimore, McKinnie had his wages garnered because he failed to payback the loan he took out during the lockout.
McKinnie is a big talented yet sometimes non-dedicated offensive lineman who played last season with the Dolphins as we all remember. Many thought the team might bring him back to help support the right side of the line where Ja’Wan James will lineup giving the Dolphins some needed veteran depth thus far the team has shown no interest in re-signing the lineman.
Whether or not his money issues are due to a lack of funds or complete mismanagement is hard to say but it very well could be a case of both. McKinnie has made over $10 million in his career and is yet another example of a player getting caught up in a lifestyle that he simply has no way of managing. Hopefully he will land a job soon and maybe this time he will manage himself a little better.