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Brunell expected to declare bankruptcy

A series of failed real estate investments and pending lawsuits has forced veteran NFL quarterback Mark Brunell to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report from WJXT 4 in Jacksonville.

Brunell, who played in Jacksonville for several years, was expected to file in a Jacksonville court today.

"After much deliberation and many years of shouldering an enormous amount of debt resulting from passive real estate investments, it has become clear that this is the only viable course of action," Brunell told the station.

Brunell won his first Super Bowl title as a backup quarterback for the New Orleans Saints last season.

His troubles stem from a business partnership with ex-teammates Joel Smeenge and Todd Fordham.