“Broke,” the ESPN “30 For 30” documentary that debuted tonight, detailed the various ways professional athletes have lost their, at one time or another, enormous wealth.
The documentary hit close to home for several current Redskins players, as much of it was aimed at how NFL football players — who, on average, have the shortest careers of any professional athletes and do not have guaranteed contracts — can easily lose their fortunes.
As one stat in “Broke” pointed out, “by the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress.”
Several Redskins players took to Twitter during and after “Broke” aired and gave their reactions:
Defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins:
Running back Ryan Grant:
Outside linebacker Markus White:
Cornerback David Jones:
Defensive lineman Chris Neild:
Running back Tristan Davis:
Quarterback Robert Griffin III:
Safety DeJon Gomes:
Offensive lineman Adam Gettis:
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