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'Broke' Film: How Athletes Lose it All

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.
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How 20 Professional Athletes Went Flat Broke

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (2 years ago)

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

ESPN's Documentary About Athletes Going Broke Scared The Crap Out Of A Bunch Of Current Players

Sports : Business Insider: Sports Page (2 years ago)

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

Athletes and celebs are strangely excited to see A Haunted House 2

Sports : Awful Announcing (14 hours ago)

Marlon Wayans’ comedy horror film A Haunted House 2 comes out in theaters today.  I know you all can hardly contain your excitement. But a weird thing happened today.  Two of sports’ biggest stars – Redskins QB Robert Griffin III an... Read Post


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