Episode 11: Check Yourself
A Frugal Athlete Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by founder, Amobi Okugo. This podcast is meant to provide an insiders look into the financial playbook of professional athletes, give insights on what it means to be a frugal athlete, and discuss topics regarding all things sports business. The podcast will run every Wednesday and be available on Anchor, Apple Podcast, and Google Play.
In this episode I talk about how colleges are helping student athletes create their personal brands. For example, Ohio St’s creative media department is working with their football student athletes to help build a personal brand.
I discuss why former number 1 NBA draft pick Kwame Brown is suing Merril Lynch, Bank of America, and former financial advisor. I also share some tips on how you can avoid Kwame Brown’s current dilemma.
Lastly, I make a quick shoutout to Christian Wilkins who decided to stay another year at Clemson and pursue his masters while working as a substitute teacher to help increase his draft stock instead of rushing to the NFL.
Also acknowledge some more athletes who have taken it upon themselves to invest in their education and finish what they started.