16Raghib “Rocket” Ismael put his trust in the wrong people
Raghib “Rocket” Ismael was a star football player for both Notre Dame and the Dallas Cowboys. The receiver received one of the largest 3-year deals in football history and his lifetime earnings are somewhere around 20 million dollars. When it comes to Ismael's financial downfall, there were no drug charges
or jail time, simply bad business moves.
Financial vultures took charge of his earnings by convincing him on what they said to be “sure thing” investments. Ismael ended up playing two years in Canada and 10 in the NFL, earning himself a salary of over 18 million dollars. After that, he started investing in a bunch of things like Rock n’ Roll Café, COZ Records, nationwide phone-card dispensers and calligraphy proverbs kiosks.
Nowadays, he does a sports talk show for the Dallas Cowboys and watched every dollar he makes. Ismael has done a lot of soul-searching and has managed to get a second chance, not at the same amount of money, but still at a chance to make a good and honest living.
Ismael has come a long way and something tells me he truly regrets trusting the wrong people. That is what happens when you earn a lot of money, people begin to use you and the good people like Ismael are usually the ones to get used.