MICHAEL VICK AND OTHER PROS REACT TO ESPN'S "BROKE"
"Broke" struck a nerve with Michael Vick, DeAngelo Williams and many other NFL players, as ESPN's 30 for 30 series took a look at how many professional athletes have squandered their fortunes.
"Just watched 30 for 30 on ESPN," Vick tweeted. "Be smart with your $"
From the Panthers' Williams: "In one word, what is your reaction to Broke? Amazing."
Among the stories that no doubt mesmerized my professional athletes was former NFL linebacker Keith McCants saying: "I bought myself a yacht, a mansion, a couple of cars. That ain't a million dollars. That's seven million dollars. I pretty much gave it away."
Also, from retired receiver Andre Rison: "I guarantee you, I spent a million dollars on jewelry."
Other current and former players who reacted to the show with tweets included:
Retired offensive lineman and Pro Bowler Damien Woody: "Unfortunately, family can be an athlete's worst enemy . . . My biological father came out of nowhere the day I was drafted!!"
Retired RB and likely Hall of Famer Fred Taylor: "ESPN 30 for 30, all my young professional athletes should watch this over and over and over."
Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito: "Watching Broke. It's like a road map of what not to do with your money!! Crazy stuff."
From Carolina tackle Byron Bell: "I know I'm happy. I'm cheep."
Panthers DE Charles Johnson: "How would u know how to control being a millionaire if u never been one? Walk that walk don't talk that talk."
Pros from other sports also weighed in. Utah Jazz guard Mo Williams tweeted that: "I hope ESPN film Broke was either a reminder or a wake up call the all my peers. Those are true stories."
And LeBron James chimed in with: "Everyone in sports, doesn't matter if u play or not. Associated with it in some form or another should be watching ESPN 30 for 30 Broke."
-- Compiled by Tom Weir/SOTL.com