Rae Carruth was a football player who showed a lot of promise. After high school, he received an athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado where he played 4 seasons as a wide receiver for the Buffaloes. After being named a first-team All-American in his final year at school, the future looked very bright for him.
In 1997, Carruth was a first-round draft pick taken by the Carolina Panthers. The 27th overall pick, he signed a lucrative 4-year deal for $3.7 million that included a $1.3 million signing bonus. Everything was going Rae’s way…