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ESPN's 'Broke' documentary hits home with Panthers

In the season premiere of its popular 30 for 30 documentary series, ESPN aired a 90-minut piece on how and why modern day professional athletes go broke. The documentary was a hit on TV and through social media. Several current Carolina Panthers players reacted to the story while watching it live.


  1. If you missed it, here's a 30 second commercial preview.
  2. 30 for 30 - Broke Commercial
  3. Linebacker James Anderson makes $3.9 million this season and tuned in.
  4. Defensive End Charles Johnson was watching, but didn't appear to be concerned about his spending habits.  Johnson signed a 6-year, $72 million deal this offseason, including a $30 million signing bonus.
  5. It appears offensive lineman Byron Bell doesn't go on many steak and lobster binges, however.
  6. After all, Bell only makes $470,000 this season.
  7. Running back DeAngelo Williams is one of the highest paid Panthers, making $8.7 million in 2012.  He appeared to listen intently to Tuesday night's documentary.
  8. Former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herman Edwards was one of the main folks featured in the documentary.  He gives rookies career advice each spring after the NFL draft.
  9. Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who makes $1.32 million this season, took the documentary to heart.
  10. Former NFL pro Keith McCants was featured in the documentary.  McCants went broke soon after retiring and has battled drug addiction over the last few years.