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Diem, Reid among participants in NFL business programs

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>Six active players from the AFC South will participate this offseason in NFL business management and entrepreneurial program workshops at some of the top business schools in the country.</p> <p>The program is part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers. Since the program's 2005 inception, 407 players have participated in sessions at the four business schools.</p> <p>The programs run from four to eight days, with the longer ones split into two pieces.</p> <p>Houston guard <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=6031" target="_new">Scott Jackson</a> and Indianapolis defensive lineman and special team ace <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9312" target="_new">Darrell Reid</a> will soon go to Harvard for a program with an emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities and business management. During the break between the two sessions, players develop a business plan that they discuss with faculty members when they return to campus.</p> <p>Indianapolis guard <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2667" target="_new">Ryan Diem</a> and Jacksonville running back <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8541" target="_new">Alvin Pearman</a> will be part of the program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where the focus will be on developing and selling a brand and evaluating franchise opportunities.</p> <p>Tennessee linebacker and special teamer <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5254" target="_new">Josh Stamer</a> will go to the Stanford Graduate School of Business in March for a program that seeks to broaden a player's understanding of how to evaluate business opportunities in general and in the sports industry specifically.</p> <p>And Jacksonville guard <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2591" target="_new">Maurice Williams</a> will make two visits to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for a program that will hit on financial analysis, entrepreneurship, real estate development, stock market investing, negotiation skills, risk management, and community reinvestment. Retired Indianapolis offensive tackle <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1209" target="_new">Tarik Glenn</a> will also participate it the Wharton program.</p>

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