Before we met for coffee, I checked his profile again to look for things we might talk about. Actually, my mother chastises me for dating men of modest means.
And, to be honest, meeting a guy who makes in the high-six-figure range makes me think, “Oh, he’s out of my league.” Suddenly, I was fixated on the fact that this man earned more than I did.
After leaving the University of Miami following his junior year in 2002, Buchanon was picked 17th in the NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders, and received a million signing bonus.
Dear God, I surrender my financial affairs and concerns about money to your Divine care and love.
Buchanon, who in his first few years in the league gave away the majority of his money to family and friends and spent much of it on poor investments as well as trips to places like Las Vegas and the Caribbean, had an epiphany after seeing the 30 for 30 documentary. When I saw that documentary, I thought, ‘I need to get my stuff together.
My career could be over with at any time.’ It motivated me.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …