5 Ways To Keep Athletes Off Of The Financial Disabled List

Law360, New York (August 7, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT) -- For as long as athletes have been paid to play sports, hawk products and bankroll side ventures, there have been lawyers whose job it is to keep them away from money problems — and sometimes that's a tall order. 

Spurs forward Tim Duncan claims his financial adviser took him for millions. (Credit: AP) From the bankruptcy of iconic Olympian Jesse Owens decades ago to the alleged fleecing of National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan this year, the tales of off-field financial mishaps are as voluminous as those of on-field glory.

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