From the Director of Cocaine Cowboys comes a fascinating documentary about the afterlife of a majority of professional athletes we used to cheer for. “Broke” digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field.
According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. By
the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, many pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars