ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary series focused on some of the pitfalls NFL players encountered after leaving the league.
Some of the highest paid athletes can lose it all in a matter of months.
Drug addiction, groupies, lavish spending, gambling, bad investments and of course large child support payments, are a few of the issues that turn ballers “BROKE”.
Athletes such as former NFL Pro Bowler Andre Rison, former MLB World Series Champion Curt Schilling, former NBA All-Star Jamal Mashburn, openly discuss their monetary issues, revealing that bad judgement and lack of financial education played a huge part in many of their lives.
Watch the full video + former Falcon Bob Whitfield‘s assessment of the show below:
On The Heels Of Tuesday’s ESPN 30 For 30 Documentary “Broke” There Was No One Better to Talk To Than Bob Whitfield Who Played With Some Of The NFL’s Most Flamboyant Players Deion Sanders & Andre Rison During The Falcons’ Too Legit Too Quit Era. Whitfield, A Member Of The Falcons’ 1998 Super Bowl Team Compares That Team To This Year’s Falcons Squad.
In summary, professional ball players get caught up in the whirlwind of money, clothes & h*es and forget that they have their entire lives to live. Many retire before they even reach the age of 30 and have no idea what to do with their lives AFTER football (basketball, baseball, etc.)
Clearly the same can be said for entertainers and the like, who accumulate huge amounts of money in a short period of time.
What did you think of ESPN’s 30 for 30 “BROKE” Documentary?