What's David Givens up to these days? Answer inside

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  1. Phokus

    Phokus Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    AFC East Offseason: Chad Pennington Comeback POTY Campaign HQ - The Something Awful Forums

    Huh, with all that money he made signing with Tennessee, i hope he made some wise investments rather than blowing it all.
     
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I imagine the problem would be that even with "wise investments" he probably lost a ton. Anyone investing in the 2007/2008 timeframe would. If you assume 40% or so went to taxes, a decent amount was spent then about half was lost through investments, the remains is probably a lot less than we might think.
     
  3. PATS68

    PATS68 On the Game Day Roster

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    I don't think it is a big deal. Micky Ward does paving, Karl Malone drove a truck across country in the off season just to have something to do.
     
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  4. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    SomethingAwful posters routinely make things up to get attention. How do we know this is not the case?
     
  5. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    We don't but I do wonder how many athletes were "set for life" with all their money in reasonably safe stocks then . . . boom. Half of it was gone.
     
  6. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I think Givens has a bunch of different business interests. I know he is starting a health food/juice bar somewhere in the Southeast MA area.
     
  7. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    No matter what he's doing, I hope he is happy and healthy..
     
  8. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    It's a very valid point.

    I must also point out, though, that 99.9% of the posters in SomethingAwful's football forums hate the Patriots with unbridled passion, for whatever reasons.
     
  9. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Here's a couple of news sources a bit more legitimate than your "somethingawful.com" poster.

    Former Patriots star David Givens turns to art after career ending injury - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

    Former Patriots receiver Givens emphasizes education - Marshfield, MA - Marshfield Mariner

    Really folks, it's very simple. All you have to do is a 20 second internet search instead of propogating misleading gossip. How hard is that?


    Looks like he's doing just fine dabbling in hobbies, restaurant ownership and charity work.
     
  10. Brady2Welker

    Brady2Welker Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I modified it to a more general, and arguably more true statement
     
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  11. Mogamedogz

    Mogamedogz In the Starting Line-Up

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    OMG!!! He may or may not have a regular job!! :eek:
     
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