While many players for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will be at the pinnacle of their careers this Super Bowl Sunday, they will all eventually grow old and retire, whether after a long career or, more likely, an injury-shortened one.
That’s why the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the National Football League announced Jan. 21 that they were working together to help incoming NFL players spot and avoid investment fraudand begin their playing careers by making informed financial decisions.
“We are pleased to be working with the FINRA Foundation to provide our prospective players with the tools to build a solid financial future," said Adolpho Birch, NFL senior vice president of labor policy and player development, in a statement. "It's never too early to learn, and I am pleased that, together with NFL Security, we will be able to reach these players and their families at this important time in their lives."
Football players have been in the headlines a lot recently, and the news is not just in the sports pages. Stories about the risk of brain concussions, former players living in poverty and outreach programs for players seeking health care and disability benefits have all contributed to concerns about how America’s