He has been fielding kickoffs, trying anything that will make him harder to cut when those two cruel days come and teams have to shave players off the roster.
In the time since March 14, 2009, he has taken every opportunity to talk to anyone who will listen about the dangers of driving under the influence. He reminds them that bad decisions, bad events, don’t happen to certain people, they happen to everyone. He was an NFL player with a big-money contract when fate found him, one split-second that changed him irrevocably, that will be with him every day of his life.
When he is with friends, he arranges a car service for everyone. He talks to younger players especially, trying to make them aware that they aren’t invincible. Go out, but do it responsibly. Have fun, but be aware that there are consequences for bad decisions.
“Regardless of your situation, your personal situation, if you know that there’s a chance for you to be drinking that night, just don’t drive,” he says.
“Because it’s not worth it. It’s not worth it.”