New York Jets backup quarterback Mark Brunell has made millions during a long pro football career.
Unfortunately, he didn’t always invest wisely.
Reports in Florida say Brunell must raise $378,000 to pay off creditors from failed forays into What a Burger franchises and a redevelopment company. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last June.
Part of the reorganization plan has Brunell agreeing to buy some of his own tangible assets that include five championship rings (including a Saints Super Bowl ring from the 2009-10 season), helmets, jerseys and shotguns. The total of those items is $16,300.
Just where he’s getting that money isn’t known.
Brunell is a three-time Pro Bowler and at age 40, one of the oldest players still active in the NFL.
His greatest years came in Jacksonville and it’s the Florida Times-Union that delves into what went wrong and how the value of his sports memorabilia was calculated.