It has been a while, but I am back in the Yard and set to be a regular. I've been crazy busy this off-season between football, school, and travel. I completed the second part of the NFL's Harvard Business Program, which was even more phenomenal than the first. I learned an incredible amount about business, and this time I wasn't tricked by the wiley veterans into buying them dinner. An expensive dinner. A ridiculously expensive dinner. Being a Bengal, there is never a dull moment: battling in OTAs with the other safeties for the two starting spots, fielding incessant media (and fan) inquiries about Ocho, the new defense under our new defensive coordinator, etc. Reebok has had me out pushing the new Hex-Ride, it's newest cross trainer. Like I said, it's crazy, but I am super grateful because playing in the NFL has already afforded me tremendous opportunities, like traveling to my family's native Nigeria. Amid all the off-season chaos, I managed to return to Nigeria for the first time in 18 years. I just came back on Tuesday, and don't yet have the words to describe the trip adequately other than to say it was a trip I had waited a long time to take. Most of my family still lives there, and it was a motivating both personally and professionally. I am currently in Florida preparing for the season and should have some time on my hands so I will be able to catch everyone up on everything--especially my trip to Nigeria.