"My various loans from banks and private lenders added up to more than a quarter of a million dollars. Most of them were pushing me for overdue repayments, too. In desperation, I had also broken down
that wall between my soccer income and my gambling money, clearing out my entire personal bank account and the joint savings I had with [my wife] Jannie."
-- Sporting Kansas City's Danish
goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen
reflects on his gambling addiction in his recently released autobiography. (The Guardian