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Broke: An ESPN Documentary by Billy Corben

NOV
15
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Bill Cosford Cinema on the UM CampusMap Location

Please join the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the Business & Corporate Law Society for a viewing of Billy Corben's documentary "Broke." Billy Corben is an alum of the University of Miami and director of "Cocaine Cowboys" and "The U," just to name a few. Billy Corben will be on site to answer your questions! You don't want to miss this amazing event. Mark your calendars now!

"According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it."