Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
The average pro athlete isn't dumber than the average person. If you exclusively compare them to college graduates they're behind but generally an NFL RB isn't dumber than the guy mowing the lawn. They might even be smarter than the average person.
I'm not really talking so much 'smart' or 'dumb' as I am mature or adult age-wise. The obnoxious entitlement factor is overwhelming as well. Society and the institutions involved with high level football are more to blame for the creation of this mentality than the people themselves, imo.
However, yes, some of these guys have the intelligence of 14 year olds yet are celebrated like role models.