Will Witherspoon, LB, Tennessee Titans
In the moments before kickoff in an early-season game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens, two linebackers engaged in some good-natured trash talking. The banter had nothing to do with who would win; it was about who was further behind on his homework.
The Titans’ Will Witherspoon, a linebacker and organic farmer, and the Ravens’ Brendon Ayanbadejo, a three-time Pro Bowl player and part-time athletic department intern, are students in the George Washington University School of Business STAR E.M.B.A. program, the first executive M.B.A. for professional athletes. The invitation-only program features all of the coursework one would expect to find in an M.B.A. curriculum, but the students are anything but ordinary.
The group includes 14 N.F.L players, four of them active, and three of their spouses; the retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes; active and retired members of the W.N.B.A.; a professional poker player; and a retired baseball player.
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