NFL Running Back Prepares to IPO
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You will probably never be a professional athlete or own your own sports team, but you might soon be able to own a piece of player by buying shares in their "brand." A new company is attempting to set up a sort of stock market for big league athletes, where investors provide upfront payments in exchange for a percentage of that athlete's future earnings. The first big name to participate will Arian Foster, of the NFL's Houston Texans.