Burt Reynolds? Was a college football player and he played a football player/felon in a movie that I cannot remember the name.
Eddie Arnold was the Warden and I believe Jim Brown was in it to. The prison team name was The Mean Machine"
did not see the post above before I posted this.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.