Malcolm Jenkins, three-time Pro Bowl safety, spent his week off building his portfolio.
After touring the Turf Moor stadium in England, Jenkins saw the Clarets' match against Manchester City and became a minority shareholder in the Premier League's Burnley Football Club.
Jenkins stated that Burnley Football Club is a well-run, blue-collar, hard-working, and successful organization. He also mentioned that the club has a rich history. Jenkins spoke on the AP Pro Football Podcast. "And Alan Pace, Burnley chairman, is coming in with ALK Capital. They are very conscious of not just what's going on on the pitch but also what's going on in society. Their captains have been vocal and their players take a knee before each match. They've also made it a point of being inclusive.
"And to be able to join a club that has that kind history, that type of pedigree was something that was exciting to me and my teammates."
Jenkins' investment is made through Malcolm Inc. his holding company and Disrupt Sports Partners. This focuses on sports and league business ventures.
Jenkins joins LeBron James, Patrick Mahomes and Kevin Durant in being active soccer players who have invested.
Jenkins stated that one of my goals in making this investment was to help athletes see that they don't need to be just athletes or laborers. Jenkins said, "We can be in the ownership seat. We need to start to see ourselves in that way. ... We can see this more often, and people, including kids, who admire us for being athletes and what they can do, can look at us as an example of business owners and people who make investments beyond their sport.
"I believe that it's important that we, as athletes and role models, show that sports don't just require us to be on the field to participate in them. That we can take ownership of what we do."
Through his foundation, Jenkins helps young people learn how invest. His foundation adopted two high schools in Philadelphia, New Jersey this year. They provided them with $40 savings accounts to begin and a financial literacy app which provides games that teach the basics of investing, stocks, and debt.
"The lessons I'm learning, the I'm sharing them with my peers, other athletes, and entertainers so they can join me or learn how to do it themselves to build their generational wealth. Jenkins stated that you must also build the next generation.