Realities

What it's actually like

According to Sports Illustrated, 78% of NFL players go broke two years after retirement. Not many would have guessed that.

Being an athlete isn't all fun and games. Being a professional football player is a time and energy commitment.

Players must adhere to strict regimen and keep themselves out of legal trouble or face repercussions in the work place. They are also under the microscope of the public eye.