Bay Area School Teaches NFL Players How To Tackle Life Off The Field

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – There’s a lot more to being a football player than showing up and playing on Sundays, they have to learn life skills and one of the biggest is managing their money and new found wealth. A new class offered in the Bay Area teaches players how to tackle life off the field.

NFL players can be seriously injured, but they can also be seriously rewarded. While they could earn millions of dollars easily, so many end up broke within just a few years of retirement.

That’s why current and former football players filled a NFL-sponsored business management and entrepreneurial program at the Wharton School in San Francisco.

“Football is only so much of your life. I just turned thirty, you know? I plan to live until a hundred, so I 70 more years to do something impactful,” recently retired player Maurice Jones-Drew told KPIX 5.

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