The average NFL player leaves football after 4 years. That’s enough time to make decent money—the average annual salary is about $1.7 million—but not enough to learn how to use it. So the NFL is helping out its 20-something millionaires by sending the best and brightest to a $10,000 business boot camp, the Washington Post reports.
The players make apt pupils. “These guys spend hours studying [game] films… so they have to be mentally focused,” said one lecturer. The NFL says it would be “disingenuous” to pretend the world outside of football isn’t competitive—but as one ex-Redskin graduate notes, “The players who really need these classes the most aren’t here.” (Read more NFL stories.)