I agree with you about the education part. Lots of those kids make it to college on their playing ability, struggle to keep grades up, and all the while counting on getting picked by a pro team. Then they get hurt, or run afoul of the law, or something else happens that prevents them from going pro...they end up with a memory and nothing else...no education, no pro career, no direction,...just kinda lost flippin' burgers at Mickey D's.
I missed the 49er/Lions situation, I watch very little pro sports. I'll check the video out when I get home...computer here is sloooowwwwwww.