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Fantasy Land

Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster (73) at the line of scrimmage against the New York Giants during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The New York Giants won 18-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers guard Ramon Foster attended the NFL Sports Journalism & Communication Boot Camp and will be contributing to for the remainder of the offseason and during the 2015 season. For his first piece Foster describes playing in the NFL as “Fantasy Land” and warns young players about how to sustain themselves once their dream of getting an NFL paycheck has come true.

Foster explains how it’s more important to appreciate what can easily be taken for granted and how difficult it is to adjust to a life where you’re getting 17 giant paychecks for a part of the year and then nothing for the rest of the offseason. This opportunity is afforded to around 1.6 percent of college athletes.

Basically, Foster warns against treating the NFL like it’s a late 90s Puffy and B.I.G. video. Looks like we’ll be getting some more insight from Foster on the life of an NFL player, and particularly a Steeler throughout the season.

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