Jamal Lewis was born on 26 August 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia USA. He is a former professional football player, best known for playing in the National Football League (NFL) with the Baltimore Ravens. He helped the team win Super Bowl XXXV during his rookie year, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his current predicament.
How rich is Jamal Lewis? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at minus $1 million, accumulated through various debts and financial difficulties after his successful football career. This is due to the fact that he’s been involved in drugs and loans that stripped him of his initial wealth. Time will tell if he can bounce back from his predicament.
Jamal Lewis Net Worth $1 Million Dollars
Jamal attended Douglass High School and was a letterman for both track and football. He performed well in both sports and became a top rated prospect for college football after showcasing amazing statistics during his senior year. He played fullback at first before transitioning into the school’s starting running back.
He then played with the University of Tennessee, and became one of the all-time top rushers in school history. He would go on and perform well during his three year stay, but was hampered by an injury in 1998. In 2000, after returning from an injury the previous year, he entered the 2000 NFL Draft and was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. His skills and success overshadowed the running back of the team at the time, and he helped the Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, becoming the youngest player to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl.
However, after this achievement Jamal had to miss the next year due to a knee injury, but he returned in 2003, and lead the NFL in rushing, breaking team records and gaining several awards. After the 2005 season, he was given a three year extension with the Ravens, although Jamal was not happy with the fact that he was not given a longer and larger contract. In 2007, after the end of his extension, the Ravens were hoping to re-sign him, but instead he opted to join the Cleveland Browns.
He played with the Browns for the next two years, and despite some good efforts, he did not like the performance of his teammates in general. Eventually, he announced his retirement and was released by Cleveland at the end of the season in 2009.
For his personal life, there is no public information about his relationships, however, it is known that Lewis was rumoured to have been in talks to distribute drugs, which led to his arrest and him missing time from football. A year after his retirement, he was sued by Regions bank for an unpaid loan worth $660,000, which put his net worth into a downward spiral. Four years later, he would sell his championship ring, which was given to him as an honor by the Ravens for his great performances. According to the Ravens’ statement, he sold it due to financial difficulties.
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