Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/7/13
In the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder suicide, the NFL community and those involved have taken a proactive approach to dealing with and helping current and former NFL players resolve in issues they may have going on in their lives. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports is reporting that a recently retired NFL linebacker was struggling to transition to life as a regular person, and started to have negative thoughts that focused on harming himself. The former player reportedly thought about killing himself, and it wasn’t the first time he had thoughts of suicide.  This time though those thoughts were more serious. The player’s wife became concerned about his safety and hers, and smartly decided to contact the NFL.  Freeman reports that two ex NFL players from the leagues new league initiative that uses former players to coach recently retired ones took action. The three former players spent three days together. The players themselves bonded over having been in the NFL and talked seriously abou...
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