Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/2/13

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 24: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy warms up prior to the MLS match against the San Jose Earthquakes at The Home Depot Center on October 24, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Earthquakes 2-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
David Beckham has won league championships in three countries on two continents, earns millions of dollars in endorsements and his name is practically synonymous with celebrity itself. He has his own cologne, for goodness sake. So why is he even bothering to sit on the bench for the Paris Saint-Germain football club? His royal highness of football doesn't need the money - and he's said he'll donate his PSG salary to charity - but he does need to start thinking about life after the game. At 37, Beckham is practically a dinosaur for the sport, and he acknowledged in his welcoming press conference on Thursday that he probably won't be in the team's starting lineup. Instead, Beckham may be beginning to put in place a plan for life after the final whistle. Ellis Cashmore, a sociologist who writes about sports and media culture at Staffordshire University, said that prolonged exposure is always useful to celebrities building empires. In that way, the deal with PSG does double work: It k...
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