Jack Johnson, Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman, Files For Bankruptcy After Parents Blow All His Money

The Columbus Dispatch

On the morning of Oct. 7, two days before the Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 season, Jack Johnson left his Ferrari parked in the garage of his Dublin apartment and drove his BMW to a federal courthouse Downtown to file for bankruptcy.

Johnson has earned more than $18 million during his nine-year NHL career, not including the $5 million he will be paid this season by the Blue Jackets.

Almost all of the money is gone, and some of his future earnings have already been promised — which is why Johnson, surrounded by a new team of financial advisers and an attorney, signed his financial surrender.

“I’d say I picked the wrong people who led me down the wrong path,” Johnson, a 27-year-old defenseman, told The Dispatch last week. “I’ve got people in place who are going to fix everything now. It’s something I should have done a long time ago.”

He has declined to comment further.

But sources close to Johnson have told The Dispatch that his own parents — Jack Sr. and Tina Johnson — are among the “wrong people” who led him astray financially.

Just sad stuff here really.  The story goes on to say that he gave his parents control of his finances and they used that to take out a series of terrible loans which they defaulted on for years.

This is really kind of two fold here.  I feel bad for the guy because if you cant trust your parents, of all people, with your money, then who can you trust?

On the flip side, youre 27 years old, maybe take a little extra time to figure out where your money is going.

Jack Sr and Tina Johnson just shot to the top of list for the shitty parents of the year award.


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