And you thought Rudy was a heartbreaker. All that kid did was go on to rip people off by trying to inflate the value of a sports drink and then rip off investors.
That last part is true (allegedly): Rudy "Daniel" Ruettiger used his fame as a guy who got put into a game for a single meaningless play
Daniel Ruettiger, the scrappy underdog football player immortalized in the movie “Rudy,” was charged in a pump-and-dump stock scheme, according to the SEC.
The SEC says Ruettiger founded a sports drink company called Rudy Nutrition, and he and a dozen other people used the company in a scheme to sell shares of the penny stock and rake in $11 million in illicit profits.
The SEC says the group circulated misleading claims about Rudy Nutrition products, including that the sports drink outsold Gatorade two-to-one in a major southwest test. Meanwhile, stock promoters pumped up the stock to inflate its price. For awhile, Ruettiger and a buddy ran the company out of South Bend, Ind., the home of Notre Dame, before it moved to Las Vegas.
Rudy Nutrition is no longer in business. The SEC said today Ruettiger and 10 others have agreed to settle the charges without admitting or denying the allegations. Ruettiger agreed to pay $382,866 in the settlement.
(Source). No wonder Joe Montana dissed him.
If more of our sports stories revolved around kids who played their hearts out for [SPOILER ALERT!] a dad who dies halfway through a game, that being the only way he can see his son play,we wouldn't have these kind of shenanigans later on in life. Who's going to start running scams when their dad can see them from Heaven?