12 Years in the NFL Can’t Pay $130,000

Chidi Ahanotu was a former defensive end who spent 12 years in the NFL, most notably with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2000,  he earned a trip to the Super Bowl Louis Rams, which the Rams ultimately lost, however Ahanotu and the Rams were rewarded with the consolation prize of an NFC Championship ring.

Fast forward 11 years, and Ahanotu has been ordered to give up his ring to pay for legal fees to the tune of $130,000.

This court system is a farce,” Ahanotu said. “This court wants a man to hand over his once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment to pay some damn attorney’s fees? I could see if it was going to pay something for my children or my ex-wife.”

Ahanotu claims he cannot afford the $130,000 in legal fees that he owes over a custody battle with his ex-wife.

“I don’t have $130,000,” Ahanotu said. “It’s been a long time since I played in the NFL.”

Ahanotu is listed as the President and CEO of Magellan Entertainment Inc, a full service talent management firm and claims to represent World Champion Sprinter and World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt from Jamaica.

After 12 years in the NFL, and managing Usain Bolt, how does a person not have $130,000 to pay for pending attorney’s fees?


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