Episode 40: NFL Super Bowl Winner on Athlete Privacy


Privacy is an important topic for an increasing number of people around the world. But it takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to professional athletes.
In this episode of Privacy Files, we sit down with former NFL defensive lineman and Super Bowl XXVI champion Jason Buck.

Jason was the 17th overall pick in the 1987 NFL draft and played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins before retiring at the end of the 1993 season.
We get Jason’s take on many privacy-related issues impacting today’s professional athlete such as financial fraud and medical privacy.

Jason talks about how today the NFL invests more resources in educating new players coming into the league about the dangers of celebrity status.
We cover a recent story about an Australian rugby player who lost his entire life savings in an elaborate phishing attack.

Jason discusses the challenges professional athletes face when it comes to maintaining a semblance of privacy while living in the public eye.
Along the way, we also talk about how life has become more complex with the advent of the digital age.

Jason’s story is an inspiring one as he overcame significant odds to become one of the best college football players in the country, winning the Outland Trophy for best college football interior lineman in 1986 as a senior at Brigham Young University.
While we cover the topic of privacy, we also spend some time just talking about football, life and how the world has changed.

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