NFL offering financial advice to rookies

The NFL is teaming with a financial group to help players

joining the league avoid investment fraud.

Prospective players and their families can get such advice

before Saturday’s East/West Shrine Game in Orlando, Fla., and at

next week’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The NFL will host

presentations and set up information booths.

Players will learn how to choose the right financial adviser, do

a proper background check and learn about the risks of taking on


The league is working in conjunction with an investor education

arm of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.