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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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