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In addition to Rison, Corben, who also directed the “30 for 30” films “The U” and “Cocaine Cowboys,” also interviews retired NFL stars Leon Searcy.

Keith McCants and Bernie Kosar. In fact, Corben was interviewing ex-University of Miami quarterback Kosar for “The U” when three weeks later, it was reported that he had declared bankruptcy. “And this was a guy who not only spent ten years playing in the NFL, but famously made more money as a businessman in his years after he was in the pros, and it was quite a shock,” said Corben. “And right around the same time in 2009, Pablo Torre wrote his Sports Illustrated story about how athletes go broke. And I think conventional wisdom is they spend a lot of money on stupid sht, to be perfectly frank. And, spoiler alert, they spend their money on a lot of stupid sht. Below, Corben goes into detail about the film’s segment on Andre Rison and the ex-player’s various trials and tribulations that led to financial ruin. The director says Rison “speaks very candidly about them in the movie but also seems to be in a very real state of denial as well.” Listen below.

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