Nothing broke this former SEAL, but something else did.

"I made it through the Bronx, the streets, became a Navy Seal, and nobody could tell me nothing."

Remi Adeleke craved money, the power and respect as his success in life. He found it being a thug, a hustler, a "player." Then the money ran out and a different voice started speaking to him.
Of all places it guided him to the military, and eventually to Navy Seal Training. Even that didn't break him, but something else did.