There was an interesting article in USA Today about the financial woes of football players. Generally speaking, people have a certain stereotype about what life is like as a pro athlete. They live a rock star lifestyle that most of us wish we could have, while playing a kid's game. Because of that, when most people hear pro athletes complaining about money and contracts, it garners very little sympathy from Joe and Jane Sixpack. However, if you really stop and think about it, football players aren't that well off. Seriously.
The article states that the average NFL career is 3.5 years, and the average salary is $1.9 million a year. Now $1.9 million a year might seem like a lot, but is it really?
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