It almost seem like it would take hard work to bring in a professional athlete's salary for years and then lose it all. Yet, it happens enough that ESPN Films has dedicated an entire project to it. A feature-length documentary showing at the Tribeca film festival next week will shed some light on why, according to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players and 78 percent of NFL players are broke within five years of retirement.
ESPN's "Broke" documentary about bankrupt professional athletes really struck a nerve with players this week. It revealed how cars, girls, bad investments, and sly financial advisors can leave athletes with nothing after a long play... Read Post
The ESPN 30 For 30 documentary "Broke" struck a nerve among athletes when it aired last night. The movie explains how and why athletes manage to lose tens of millions of dollars in the space of a few years, and uses heartbreaking ac... Read Post