Stevie Johnson vows he will not go broke
Major meeting with my money man Peter Boroski from @ morganstanley. Pete making sure my family's family is set for life. #NotGoingBroke — STVN (@StevieJohnson13) May 29, 2013It’s a breath of fresh air to see professional athletes act responsible and not spray Dom all over their entourage at the club. Way back in 2009, Sports Illustrated published an article that said “78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.” The cautionary tale of NFL-player-gone-broke has spilled over to the incoming rookies. Earlier this month, Laces Out asked a handful of rookies what they were looking forward to spending their first paycheck on and they mostly had the same answer. Nothing. Not buyin' it? Well, it might be hard to believe, but the NFL has done a much better job at preparing players for the superstar lifestyle. As for Johnson, it's good to see him take his finances so ... serious. Questions? Comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!