It's mostly about handling fame, money, and stress in both cases. For Gawds sakes, at LEAST finish college before you join the NFL. Condition your life to be a "hero". All those jersey sales are to people that look up to you. Get your team members under control. And I don't mean the kind of hazing that goes on with the rookies. Have a plan for when you retire in 15 years. Organize for positive change. Don't take the easy way to protest, just because you can. That applies to the fluff heads in Hollywood as WELL as the NFL. The NFL has made it quite clear what the expectations are in player rules and contracts. It's not asking much for working 7 months a year and getting trainloads of cash. Or doing 2 movies a year and spending the rest of your time blowing thru piles of cocaine and accumulating bling an wardrobes.