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Andre Rison's Financial Troubles To Be Featured In '30 For 30' Documentary

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison has had his share of financial troubles over the past few years. Despite making at least $19 million dollars over his 12-year NFL career, Rison needed to file for bankruptcy in 2007 after being unable to pay child support. Rison's story is nothing new, as there have been many pro athletes who fall on hard times after retiring. Rison will tell his story in a new documentary, along with several other athletes.

D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Rison will be part of an ESPN documentary called "Broke," which will be part of the second round of the much-heralded 30 For 30 series.

The documentary will focus on the trend of professional athletes -- particularly in the NFL -- who burn through their big-contract money in a short amount of time and find themselves penniless (or close to it) shortly after their playing careers are over.

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