In today’s NFL we hear horror stories about players when they get out of the league making very poor personal decisions that have long-lasting damaging effects. Former Titan’s RB Eddy George is now saying that he himself battled many demons as well.
“The way my career ended had an impact on me the first few years because I had no idea what to do next. It wasn’t really until about three to four years ago when I really started to turn around and become more responsible about where I was and not being in this funk, in this depression and so forth,’’ George said on Tuesday.
“I was fighting demons and trying to get a peace of mind that did damage to me and my family, my wife. … Hanging out and chasing (women) and all the wrong things. All the things that served me as a player didn’t serve me as a man who’s 35, 36, 37 years old trying to redefine himself. Something had to change in me.”-Tennessean.com
George said that he never felt like committing suicide but that he could see how some players lives could get to that point. He now stays busy by being involved with his community. It is scary how quickly something like this happens. There must be much more research in to the neurological and psychological tolls the job puts on someone.