Dykstra bought Wayne Gretzky's $18.5 million mansion, hoping he could flip it and turn a substantial profit, but he couldn't, because you can't flip an $18.5 million mansion. He refused to pay back investors. He charged tens of thousands of dollars on credit cards belonging to his friends, employees, and family members. He was sued dozens of times for failing to pay employees their wages.
Dykstra's most grandiose failure was The Players Club, a magazine for filthy rich professional athletes he started with the money earned from selling all of his car washes, which were his primary source of income. The magazine launched in 2008, coinciding with the exact moment the world stopped reading magazines. He'd regularly rip huge farts during editorial meetings and boast about how rich he was. Again and again, Dykstra would make his employees watch a profile about him featured in an episode of HBO's Real Sports. If you're interested in becoming an employee of Lenny Dykstra, please read this incredible GQ article about what that nightmare is like. And if you still want to be one after that, please see a doctor.
*Boisterous Lenny Dykstra fart*
The Players Club only ran for seven issues before it closed down. Dykstra filed for bankruptcy in 2009. He lost his mansions and his jets. Then came an endless stream of lawsuits from every direction. He was living out of a car at one point. He's done some jail time, being brought up on charges ranging from embezzlement to grand theft to filing false financial statements. Has his imprisonment, the loss of his riches, and his fall from grace softened his grotesque demeanor? Well, judging by his June 2016 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where he revealed that he's a gigolo for older women, no. Not really.
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