Playing professional sports is an arduous task for anyone. Some players decide to move on to have a more dynamic job, that doesn’t involve weekly doctor check ups. Also, some guys just decide to work after retirement from professional sports.
The thing is, sports isn’t a job that lasts you your whole life. Football has players who retire around 35-40 years old. After retirement, they can sit on the boatload of money they made as players, or do something productive with their lives. Whether it be something low-key or in the entertainment field these jobs continue to pay the bills, while some athletes live out the rest of their lives purposeless.
ESPN or other sports sites don’t talk about the guys who went on to make a living from something other than sports very often, and there is something to be said on the engagement that these sites have with players while they play, and when they retire the relationships that don’t continue. In other words, these sites love the players while they are in the leagues, and move on from them when they retire. This cycle continues, and it’s the way sports goes on, and has been going on for a long time. Unfortunately, a lot of these players end up with concussions or broken bank accounts by the end of their careers. This happens to everyone from Terrell Owens to Vin Baker. Here are 10 Talented Athletes Who Had To Find Regular Jobs.