The business side of the NFL can be brutal even for the most established veterans.
For undrafted players trying to make it in the league, it can be a rough experience.
Ben Boulware is the latest example.
Last week, the 49ers signed the linebacker to their practice squad. Figuring he had found a home with the 49ers, the former Clemson star had big plans for Tuesday. According to his Twitter feed, Boulware signed a lease on an expensive apartment at 10:34am this morning. At 11:52am, he picked up his mom and girlfriend from the airport.
It was looking like a really good day for Boulware, right? According to Boulware, three minutes after he picked up his mom and girlfriend, the 49ers cut him from the practice squad. That's a gutpunch.
Check out the series of tweets from Boulware this afternoon:
10:34 AM - Signed expensive lease for my new apt— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) September 12, 2017
11:52 AM - Picked up mom+gf from airport to visit for week
11:55 AM - Got Cut#LifeofTheNFL
But life goes on. Thankful for the lessons about life the Lord is teaching me everyday. God is still God and God is still good!— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) September 12, 2017
And I know 100% that I can play and succeed in this league. Just awaiting the right team to believe in me and give me an opportunity.— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) September 12, 2017