There are few institutions that use the black community more than the NFL. It starts with high schools and colleges and ends with NFL team owners who are usually mostly white. That group preys on the vulnerable black community by enticing young blacks to ignore their education so they can become great at football, and participate in the NFL where a few will make millions but the schools and the team owners know right from the stat that relatively few will be well enough educated to avoid bankruptcy later in life.
Thousands of black children don't try to get a decent education because they want to become a pro, most become dropouts when that doesn't happen. Instead of their parents, coaches, and school administrators acquainting them with reality most encourage them to follow their dream, because in the black community high aspirations are admired much more than schoolwork and much less spectacular ways approaches to becoming self sufficient. Colleges court those few who show talent, offering them deals to good to turn down, if they just agree to put football first, and don't bother getting a real education, but rather just enough easy classes to stay in the football program. For every one that makes it to the NFL, 1,000 fail and have nothing left to fall back on. Then the NFL turns a few into glorious superstars, encouraging them to lead lifestyles that are utterly unsustainable the day they no longer make millions a year and most spend the rest of their lives doing something much more mundane like selling insurance and paying for every hit on the field with pain and the pills that go with it.
I think the black community would be much much better off it there was no NFL football option, but I'm sure the team owners would disagree.