Second-Tier Pro Athletes Are Modern-Day Serfs - Bloomberg View
Lower-ranked athletes lack the most basic protections afforded to other workers.
The International Federation of Professional Footballers, an organization that represents 65,000 professional soccer players, published a report detailing the plight of the many athletes who barely make a living wage
(...) In pro sports, there’s usually no time to work a second job, and players often compromise on education. According to FIFPro, 72 percent of soccer players have gone no further than high school.