"Athletes from the nation's three biggest and most profitable leagues--the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball--are suffering from a financial pandemic. Although salaries have risen steadily during the last three decades, reports from a host of sources (athletes, players' associations, agents and financial advisers) indicate that: By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce. Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. ... The closest analogue to a pro athlete isn't a white-collar executive. It's a lottery winner - often in his early twenties."
Fucking pathetic. period.