It’s a story all too often told in the NFL world. A player earns millions, then blows through it only to become bankrupt after football. This is a story Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross hopes he can help his players avoid. Ross took 16 Dolphins players with him to New York this weekend for a crash course in business and investing. They toured Midtown Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, the $25 billion development Ross’ Related Companies is building, per Morgan Brennen of CNBC. He believes he has a responsibility to give them a better chance to have a successful career after they retire from the game of football. “As an owner, I have the responsibility to develop them as great football players, to prolong their careers, but also it’s a responsibility to makes sure they are developed when their careers are over,” Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross told CNBC’s Power Lunch. “It’s great for the team, it’s great for the organization. “I know from my business career, the better you treat people, the better the organization you have and you attract the best. That’s all part of it and everyone wins in a situation like that,” said Ross. Among those who participated in the course, which they paid to attend out of their own pockets (thousands of dollars, per the report) was quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He expressed an interest in real estate and described the things he and the other players are there to learn about.
Dolphins owner helping to prepare his players for life after football
Sportsnaut | Mar 26