Raghib Ismail had an interesting professional football career. It started in the CFL after the Toronto Argonauts offered him much more money than the NFL was going to offer. After two seasons in Canada, Ismail returned to the United States, playing for the Raiders, Panthers, and Cowboys. His NFL career was up and down but he totaled over 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in his career.
Ismail earned about $18 million in his career and made the decision to invest most of it. Those investments didn’t exactly pay off and he lost most of the money he invested. These days Ismail is a successful inspirational speaker and is doing fine financially.