4. "RE: Football may just not be the place for him now" In response to In response to 3
>He's clearly having some problems coping with his >responsibilities which, as we know, maybe a sign of a mental >health condition. > >It's sad to see potential not be realized. He could be living >out his dream. Finances aside, the ability to play in the NFL >is a fantasy for 99% of the boys who dream of it. He not only >had the opportunity but so was so prized that he was a >first-round pick. He had a good of a chance as sticking as >anyone. > >I pray someone gets through to him, to salvage a chance at his >opportunity but also give him the structure to thrive as an >adult.
I'm hoping this dude doesn't end up dead or in jail at this point. If you can't/don't want to comply with the basics in order to have a gig on a NFL team, how are you gonna get right to show up in an office somewhere? Or some factory/warehouse? I just don't know.
I struggle with remembering what it was like to be that age and, in many cases, not really understand what you could/should be doing. And that's for regular ass folks in seemingly normal situations. I am not sure how we don't have more issues with folks in the sports world with all of the pits you can fall into. But it seems clear that if you come in with big enough issues, you can be out fast.