Chuck Wright was hooked the first time he tried professional indoor football. His pay for that game: a $10 bill and a six-pack of Bud Light.
“If I never did anything else,” he said, “I could always say I got paid to play. It’s true.”
That was 10 years ago, and the 34-year-old is still going strong, now with the Omaha Beef. It’s an eclectic mix of dreamers hoping to get noticed by a team in the Arena Football League, CFL or even the NFL, and realists like Wright who know they’re going nowhere.
Each Beef player signs a contract promising $75 a game, and each will tell you it’s not really about the money. Read more →