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Old 08-08-2018, 11:22 AM
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It's possible he or family got caught up in something.

The cartel is unrelenting.

We'll probably hear his story through the trial.
There are some conspiracy theories regarding his wife's death from a plane crash also.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:39 PM
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What I want to know is...why was he running drugs for the cartel when he made $46 million in his career? Did he blow through all that money? Did he have a drug problem and this was his easy access? It's such a strange story.
My guess is that he blew that $46 Mil. fortune. Just look at Mike Tyson and so many of these other players who made so much money and then just blew it all on frivolous stuff that they hardly even gained any real enjoyment out of.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:09 AM
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My guess is that he blew that $46 Mil. fortune. Just look at Mike Tyson and so many of these other players who made so much money and then just blew it all on frivolous stuff that they hardly even gained any real enjoyment out of.
Yes and Loiaza only had like one good season, augmented by luck.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:09 AM
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My guess is that he blew that $46 Mil. fortune. Just look at Mike Tyson and so many of these other players who made so much money and then just blew it all on frivolous stuff that they hardly even gained any real enjoyment out of.
The one thing most MLB players have though compared to someone like Tyson is a good pension (43 game days on MLB roster) and lifetime healthcare. Even if these guys blow $100 million in heir lifetimes, they’re still going to get enough money, every year for life, to live on. Someone like Loaiza is probably pulling down $100k-$120k a year in pension.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:12 AM
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The one thing most MLB players have though compared to someone like Tyson is a good pension (43 game days on MLB roster) and lifetime healthcare. Even if these guys blow $100 million in heir lifetimes, they’re still going to get enough money, every year for life, to live on. Someone like Loaiza is probably pulling down $100k-$120k a year in pension.
True, but some people can dig themselves into such a huge financial hole (through overextending themselves, bad investments, what have you) that even $120k a year isn't enough to really get by on - certainly not at the level one may have gotten used to.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:45 AM
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True, but some people can dig themselves into such a huge financial hole (through overextending themselves, bad investments, what have you) that even $120k a year isn't enough to really get by on - certainly not at the level one may have gotten used to.
The last sentence. 120k is peanuts to someone used to living the high life. He may have worked into debt or it just simply wasn't up to his standards. Regardless, you don't take those feelings and turn it into smuggling drugs.
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