20 May 2008
Apparently, yes. This Charlotte Observer story details the road that Carolina's best receiver is taking to a future in financial planning (Note to the writer: Jon Kasay is a kicker, not a punter). Smith has been interning two days a week at Morgan Stanley, where he has his own money (2008 base salary: $1,750,000) managed. "I wanted to absorb all I could," Smith said, after Kasay piqued his interest in his own finances. "My wife (Angie) said it consumed me. I just wanted to feed my appetite for the knowledge of what a financial planner does, not necessarily from the investor's standpoint, but more for the fundamentals of it."
Smart move by Smith. More players should take a real interest in their own finances, and be able to talk to their assembled "money guys" on a serious level.
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