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Pro athletes’ money issues could be a microcosm of the problems experienced by the broader population. (Photo: AP)

A former NFL player reminds us that the retirement crisis doesn’t just affect everyday citizens, but also athletes, many of whom are no longer wealthy.

CNBC reports that Mario Henry, a former New England patriot, “was out of football, and money, by age 28.” Now Henry is drawing attention to the retirement crisis, citing a Sports Illustrated report that approximately 80 percent of retired National Football League players go broke in their first three years out of the league.

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