Former NFL Player Glen Coffee Says League Ruins Lives
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Glen Coffee who retired in August to pursue a path in ministry believes the NFL is there to ruin peoples lives. The former Alabama star running back told NFL.com that the NFL ruins lives because its millionaire players miss the true meaning of life.
“As far as the NFL goes, I have a hard time putting it like this because it sounds kind of harsh, but I feel like it ruins a lot of lives more than anything else. And that goes for people who have short careers in the NFL and long careers in the NFL. Because what happens is they see that as success. And money throughout your life has nothing to with your salvation in Christ.”
“A lot of players get that money. And they chase that money, man, and I feel that they’re really missing the true meaning of life. So I’m constantly afraid for the NFL and the players, because kids growing up nowadays, they see that as the end all, be all. And that’s just not the case.”