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    More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Now this is having your head on straight.... don't see it very often

    New England Patriots' Ty Warren skips bonus to work on degree - ESPN Boston


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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by CP44 View Post
    Now this is having your head on straight.... don't see it very often

    New England Patriots' Ty Warren skips bonus to work on degree - ESPN Boston



    no its not, its losing 250k for a summer which he can do when he retires



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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Marc, come on. That article obviously highlights that Warren wants the security and fulfillment of finishing his degree. A 250K 'payment' to spend the summer with his family while furthering his education... is it a net gain financially, surely not. But it doesn't need to be when you've made $34 million in 8 years.



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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Still... you can always go to college. 250k for off season training, would do it in a heartbeat.



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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by Cato2handjam View Post
    Marc, come on. That article obviously highlights that Warren wants the security and fulfillment of finishing his degree. A 250K 'payment' to spend the summer with his family while furthering his education... is it a net gain financially, surely not. But it doesn't need to be when you've made $34 million in 8 years.

    that 250k could of paid for his kids out of state tuition, hes worried about what will happened when he gets cut, go to school then. I'm sure his kids would understand better of him making sound decisions rather than him losing money to get a degree that is now useless to him



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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Glad someone already posted this because I was about ready to. Think I've got a new favorite NFL player. More players need to think this way. A couple weeks back yahoo had an article on the percentage of professional players who end up broke within five years of retiring. I don't think Ty is going to have that problem and should be an example for all players who don't finish there degrees.



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    Re: More Pro Athletes Need to have This Attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by singsing View Post
    Glad someone already posted this because I was about ready to. Think I've got a new favorite NFL player. More players need to think this way. A couple weeks back yahoo had an article on the percentage of professional players who end up broke within five years of retiring. I don't think Ty is going to have that problem and should be an example for all players who don't finish there degrees.


    nfl players that go broke 5 years.....could it be because of lavish spending? thats pretty obvious, wouldnt you consider lavish spending losing 250k in one summer to get a degree that won't hold compared to the money he would be making if he just waited till he retired?





    i'm not saying getting a degree is a bad thing, im saying nfl players have a small amount of time making the most money possible. Get what you can out of it to help succeed afterwards. 34 million may be a lot, but may not sound so much if you buy expensive things and attempt to make it last the next 50-70 years of your life


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