jim kellys bar was closed after a few months.went bankrupt and said was gonna pay everyone out of his own pocket and never did do it.put my cousin ,his meat vendor in bankruptcy.never lived up to his obligations.
Sorry to hear that, but - as I understand it - the "sports star" usually has little or none of his own money invested in these enterprises.
They usually sign on with a group of promoters/ investors, lending their name and ongoing presence in exchange for a piece of the enterprise. And, aside from their contractural presence as a glad-hander, raconteur
, and non-paying eater & drinker, they have little or no management function. IF
this was the case with Kelly, as I suspect it is, perhaps your consideration of these circumstances, relationships, and arrangements will mitigate your feelings toward him.