There are many ups and downs in life, and one who moves forward by tackling those fluctuations cherishes the beautiful life. But in the case of the former footballer, Andre Rison the variations of life could not take him to the height, but instead, he faced unusual barriers and hardships throughout his life.
Known for his flashy lifestyle and more flashy girlfriend, Andre had a volatile career in conclusion and is currently spending his talent with a junior team in Michigan State.
Andre Had Wife; Unfolding His Relationship Singer Girlfriend
Andre Rison's dating history trails the relationship with his school sweetheart, Tonja Harden. Andre eloped with Tonja with whom he shared a couple of children. After relishing the tie for a few years, the couple separated in 1990.
After the split, he hooked with the Human Resources Specialist, Racquel Blanks and shared a son named Hunter Rison. He had a terrible relationship with Racquel as well and was entitled to pay a big sum in the name of child support. Andre was then accused of violating his probation in a child support case by failing to keep up with $1,000 monthly payments and using marijuana.
Apart from that, Andre had a relationship with singer Lisa Lopes a.k.a. Left Eye. His relationship with Lisa remained in the limelight for all the wrong reasons for eight years. Andre and Lisa started dating in 1993 and had an abusive relationship; she even accused him of being physically and mentally abusive. In 1994, Lisa accidentally burned down his house after she reportedly tried to take revenge by setting fire on his shoes.
Nevertheless, they continued being in the relationship. But then Lisa was arrested and sentenced to an alcohol rehabilitation center.
Despite their awful relationship, the stories of their wedding hit the media in 2001. But the news turned to be just rumor and the couple ended their bond for good in 2001. A year after their separation, Lisa died in a tragic car accident.
Andre Rison with his girlfriend (Photo: StraightFromTheA)
As of today, Andre has become an example of a good father to his son, Hunter Rison. He believes that he was falsely portrayed as a man who walked away from a son that he has with Racquel Blanks. He has an amazing bond with his son, Hunter and represents him and has played a role in developing him as a talented wide receiver.
As reported he moved to Michigan to live with kids. Andre currently focuses on coaching his son about the football skills and tactics and have become the best friends.
Riches To Rags! Andre's Net Worth Slumps After Flashy Lifestyle
The National Football League (NFL), where Andre Rison played his career for more than one and a half decade. His playing career was the principal source of his net worth. He has an estimated net value of $50 thousand.
The total net worth of the former NFL player seems quite less after realizing that he had earned a massive salary of $2.8 Million from Atlanta Falcons. On top of that, he bagged over $19 Million during his 12 years of career.
However, he got engaged in a flashy lifestyle, and his ever-increasing expenses took a toll — his miraculous spendings including $1 Million on Jewelry in a single year and buying three cars in a single season. Known by his name 'Bad Moon' Rison, he became infamous spenders and used to tip $100 to compete with other athletes off-field.
Furthermore, he lost his NFL allowance to pay for past-due child support in Michigan. He was liable to pay $100,000 to ex-wife Tonja Rison of Southfield and their two children in 2006. He also faced the five years of punishment for failing to pay child support in 2012 with the order to pay $300k in compensation.
Besides that, he also lost his house that worth 2 million dollars in 1994 which was burned down by his ex-girlfriend, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Andre Rison was the most notable player in his academic years, where he played from Flint Northwestern High School and Michigan State University and also won the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1988, from Michigan State Squad.
Following his brilliant game skills, Indianapolis drafted him in the first round (22nd overall) in NFL in 1989, and he played for one season from the team. After that, Indianapolis traded him to the Atlanta Falcons in 1990 NFL Draft where he played for four seasons till 1994. After then, he drifted his career in several other teams such as Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and many others.
As of today, he is an assistant student coach at Michigan State and barely hangs on to his child payment and monthly expenses.
Born in 1967 in Flint, Michigan, the United States, Andre Rison celebrates his birthday on 18 March, as per wiki. The 51 years old former football player stands the height of 1.85 meters (6 feet and 1 inch). He belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.