The NFL does a great job of encouraging players to prepare for life after football, but it appears that at least one player believes some options are out of his reach.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes displayed a sweatshirt that read "Harvard Law, Just Kidding" on it, much to the amusement of the media covering Patriots practice on Friday.

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Though the sweatshirt is funny, we encourage Spikes not to give up on law school if he so chooses. After all, with a four-year deal said to be worth more than $3 million, an LSAT tutor may not be completely out of his budget. He could also get some advice on getting into the Ivy League school from NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth, who is attending Harvard Business School.