Former NFL Star Jamal Anderson: From Dirty Bird to Dirt Broke
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

Former Atlanta Falcons star RB Jamal Anderson is set to bid his “Taj Jamal” adieu because his Atlanta mansion will soon be handed off to the highest bidder in a foreclosure auction.

Anderson defaulted on his loan and the unnamed bank that financed his purchase in 1999 sold the home for $1 million, some $225,000 less than what Anderson paid when he bought it.

MTV featured the 10,000 square-foot mansion on its hit show “Cribs” in 2007. The home has 10 bedrooms, 12 baths, a movie theater and tile imported from Spain.

Anderson rose to fame as a standout on the Atlanta Falcons where he led the team to its first and only Super Bowl appearance in 1999. He helped popularize the Dirty Bird, a popular end zone dance.

But Anderson suffered a knee injury that ended his career in 2001 and has since had a few run-ins with the law. In early 2009, police found Anderson doing cocaine and marijuana in a Buckhead-area bar. Then, in June 2012, the former pro-bowler was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. He’s currently serving a 12-month probation term and had to pay a $700 fine.

TMZ has the deets on the Anderson home saga.