Sports databases and interactives

Life after football Football players face a difficult and harsh reality when their careers end. The violence of the game takes its toll on their bodies, and the abrupt end can lead to financial and emotional struggles for which they are not prepared. A survey of 763 former NFL players conducted by Newsday in conjunction with the NFL Players Association’s former players division showed 61 percent said they found it difficult to adjust to daily life after their career. Read more