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Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.
Their guest this week is Andrew Lawrence, writer and reporter for Sports Illustrated and SI.com.¬†
In the wake of the death of Junior Seau, Lawrence authored a piece on SI.com that detailed the leagues increased focus on mental heath issues and how a new position on most team's staff the called Director of Player Development has helped get some players to open up about mental health.¬†
Lawrence and the boys discuss how teams are dealing with mental health issues and gives his opinion on several other off season issues from around the National Football League:
Lawrence also says:
The players union missed an opportunity during the last CBA negotiation to build in protections for players that want to focus on mental health issues off the field
The first few years after retirement are extremely crucial to a players long te...
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Former NFL great Junior Seau, who committed suicide a month ago, suffered from insomnia for years and relied on prescription drugs to help him sleep, USA Today reported Friday.
The paper said it interviewed more than 50 friends, family members, neighbors and former teammates in an effort to piece together possible clues on why the former Chargers linebacker shot himself in the chest...
According to a report from the USA Today, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had been struggling with a insomnia for years and he had been taking the sleeping pill Ambien in order to try to help the situation.
‚ÄúHe told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 and couldn‚Äôt go back to sleep,‚ÄĚ says Nancy Emsley, who worked out with Seau at a local gym. She would often...
Junior Seau's last days before suicide ‚Äď USATODAY.com: Sad stuff, but a worthwhile read.
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Forgive a little geeky indulgence on a Friday. There‚Äôs always the newly reported account of Junior Seau‚Äôs final days if you‚Äôre in need of sooper cereal substance.
Anyway, ‚ÄúGame of Thrones‚ÄĚ author George R.R. Martin sat down with Sports Illustrated to discuss sporty stuff. Being the creator of a thing that rocks faces, we‚Äôll forgive...
I know I start a lot of posts this way, but I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to get back here.¬† Twitter has made it a lot easier to get "that one point" across, but makes it less likely that I'll try to build an entire installment around it.¬† I was all set to write about the draft when Junior Seau passed away.¬† Since then I've been working on about...
According to USA Today, at least 4 friends of Junior Seau say he suffered from insomnia and regularly took the drug Ambien.
One of those friends, Nancy Emsley, who worked out at the same gym as Seau, said that she often stressed to him the importance of getting eight hours of sleep after taking Ambien.
"He told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 (a.m.) and couldn't go...