Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charlie Batch goes back to school

Word from the NFL is that Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch has returned to school.

According to a league press release he is one of 95 players, active or retired, who has enrolled in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program. The press release describes the program as "part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers."

Mr. Batch will be attending classes during the month of March at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. According to the NFL "[t]he Wharton program focuses on a broad range of business topics, including financial analysis, entrepreneurship, real estate development, stock market investing, negotiation skills, risk management, and community reinvestment. Attendees work on directed as well as individual real estate, entrepreneurial and personal finance projects."

Hopefully someone will remind Mr. Batch that, if Byron Leftwich departs for an opportunity to start with another franchise, his services may still be needed in Pittsburgh next fall.