Letter D: The A to Zs of Turning Pro, Waiting for the Draft, Just Been Drafted

The letter ‘D’ starts more than Defense when you are talking sports.

Have you considered:

Due Diligence – Did you do yours before you chose your agent, advisors?

Diversions – You don’t need them on or off the playing field.

Drama – It belongs in the theater, not in your life.

Damage Control – A term you do not want to hear.

Degree – If you didn’t earn it before turning pro, you should in the off season(s) for the benefits it can bring during and after your playing career.

Diversity – Teams require a Diversity of talent to be a winner, you should Diversify your assets to be a winner when your career moves on.


Ira Spiegel has 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and examinations, bankruptcy and litigation support. Ira has testified or been deposed as an expert witness in federal criminal and bankruptcy cases, as well as civil cases in state court.

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