Why do so many athletes end up broke despite making millions of dollars in their career? That’s the question posed by documentary filmmaker Billy Corbin in “Broke,” the new documentary from ESPN Films that relaunches the acclaimed “30 for 30” documentary series. The athletes interviewed range from Andre Risen to Bernie Kosar as Corbin tries to find common threads in their stories.
Corbin also directed “The U” from the original 30 for 30 series along with the excellent “Cocaine Cowboys.” The story of broke pro athletes is unfortunately a very common one, and recently reports surfaced that Vince Young has blown through millions.
“Broke” premieres tonight at 8:00 PM EST on ESPN.