Saturday 16 May 2020

According to ESPN, just two years after their NFL career ends, 78 per cent of players are penniless or deeply in debt. Think about that when the coach yells “Go for broke.”


  1. I have absolutely no sympathy for these clowns. A rookie would be bringing home upwards of $300,00. A minimum wage McDonald's counter worker, that represents about 10 years take-home pay. Now these players can learn one of life's hardest lessons: "Would you like fries with that?"

    1. It was a fascinating show. Many of the players said their worst enemy was family. Soon as they start making money, relatives are asking them for money: to pay the rent, to feed their kids, car payments, you name it. One of the players was Sean Salisbury, who QB'd my Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1988. (They won the Grey Cup that year despite Salsbury.)

  2. 78% is quite a figure! I suppose that trend is likely to hold true in any pro sport, even in baseball which now has a minimum salary of $560,000!

    Sean was on the Seahawks practice squad in 86 but never played.

  3. He wasn't very good.Cut in 89.