After enduring eleven years as one of the most dominant and controversial players in a professional lacrosse league that was anything but professional, Paul Rabil decides to take the game into his own hands. Partnering with his brother Mike Rabil, the Rabil brothers attempt to raise the capital, poach the top players, fight off lawsuits, and persevere through a global pandemic to change the trajectory of professional sports by launching the Premier Lacrosse League. To complicate matters, Paul must navigate the politics of playing in the league that he also runs.
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
It’s been my greatest honor playing the Native American game, Dehoñtjihgwa’és. At 12 years old I got my first stick from my next door neighbor, Bruce, and never looked back. For the next 23 years I played in high school, college, professional and world championships. Mostly because of great teammates, coaches, and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. So much that in 2018, my brother Mike and I decided to change the game forever, launching the Premier Lacrosse League, and we haven’t looked back. Since retiring, I’ve decided to focus on growing the PLL and giving sticks and goals over to next door neighbors across the US and around the world.
It was never about the outcome. It was always about the game. The game is meant to be played, not won. There is no winning, as there is no end. So, I’ll continue to compete, run, fall, and get back up again. Just in a different uniform this time.