We are introducing a new type of article on Access Athletes. The goal of this short column is to drop interesting tidbits of information and advice that will help athletes advance their careers. It may be a quote from an athlete, coach, journalist, or sports professional. At the end of the excerpt, I will pose a question or two for you to think about.

In a recent USA Today article about NFL players having financial difficulties, former all-pro cornerback Deion Sanders had this to say:

"My advice?...Find someone to mentor you who doesn't have their hands in your pocket."

What steps should an athlete take to find a "neutral" mentor?

Source: [Money management a difficult lesson for NFL's rookie class]