It wasn’t that long ago that NFL players had to get offseason jobs to supplement their football income.
“I could always do some student teaching on the side or whatnot,” he told West Virginia Illustrated. (Florio gets all PFT employees a free subscription.) “It won’t be anything out of the ordinary. My buddy Phil works for a landscaping company that I could easily get on.
“Those are just little things that I was like, ‘Okay, if this doesn’t happen I don’t want to sit around for six months waiting. I’ll just do something on the side as long as I have some income coming in.’”
We’re not at that point yet, but a work stoppage will create a big vacancy in an otherwise regimented year for NFL players. Perhaps some will go back to school. Others will wear out playing Madden.
We know this much: They can smoke as much as they want.