18. Ray Rice
It turns out hitting your fiancee in public is very bad for your image. In 2014, video footage of Rice committing this exact act went viral. This resulted in him losing most of his endorsements and his life spiraled out of control. We’re talking about deals with the likes of Nike and EA Sports. After an earlier two-game ban, the NFL suspended him indefinitely after the video of his crime surfaced, although they eventually lifted this.
But it effectively ended his career because no team wanted to touch him. Furthermore, after leaving the Ravens in disgrace, he never collected $10 million that he expected. Taxes, legal fees, mortgages, and shocking spending fees mounted up and he lost everything. However, he did receive a claim from the Ravens after they refused to pay him. Nonetheless, the amount of money he lost was scandalous.