06 January 2014 17:45 | By Alberto Alegria & L. Doctorovich
Great sports figures who went bankrupt

Ten athletes who made a fortune but then blew it



Mike Tyson, Diego Maradona and Allen Iverson (© AP Images/Getty Images)
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  • Mike Tyson, Diego Maradona and Allen Iverson (© AP Images/Getty Images)
  • Antoine Walker - basketball player (© STEVE MARCUS/Newscom/RTR)
  • Terrell Owens - American football player (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario - tennis player (© STRINGER/AUSTRALIA/Newscom/RTR)
  • Deuce McAllister - American football player (© SEAN GARDNER/Newscom/RTR)
  • Scottie Pippen - basketball player (© Getty Images)
  • Diego Maradona - football player (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • Diego Maradona - football player (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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At the height of their powers, successful athletes can feel like they're on top of the world - totally invincible. Just a few are wise enough to safeguard their assets at the height of their careers, to the extent that a large percentage of sports stars end up facing bankruptcy, victims of their own financial decisions or unscrupulous managers. The list of those who have fallen in disgrace is long, but the following 10 heroes are some of the most famous.

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