Former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez will host a CNBC reality show entitled Back in the Game for athletes who are trying to “straighten their lives out” again.
Here’s what we know bout the show via the press release shared by Politico’s Alex Weprin:
“It’s a story we hear all too often. A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or paychecks to cash, the future can often look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt. But help may be on the way.”
A-Rod is far from broke, as he is still owed $21 million in the final year of his 10-year, $275 million deal that was signed in 2007, retired with an MLB-record $480 million in career earnings (via Forbes).
What makes him the right person to give advice on the matter of retirement?
A more qualified host would be someone who has had various post-career jobs and has an idea what it’s like to go through the transition to a different lifestyle, not someone who’s astronomically rich and only recently retired.
[h/t Sporting News]