video Derrick Morgan on transition from NFL to Beyond Meat brand ambassador Former NFL player Derrick Morgan on his decision to retire from football, his investments in 'Opportunity Zones' and becoming a Beyond Meat brand ambassador. When Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Derrick Morgan said he was retiring from the NFL after playing nine seasons for five different head coaches, fans wondered what he was going to do next. Continue Reading Below According to LinkedIn, many former NFL players go on to own their own businesses or coach other potential football players. But Morgan had a specific plan to help those in need around the country, and he's been preparing for it since receiving his college degree in business management from Georgia Tech and later getting his executive MBA from the University of Miami in 2016. "I played nine years," Morgan told Stuart Varney of "Varney & Co." on FOX Business. "I've had nine surgeries over my career. I always said I was going to … [Read more...] about Ex-NFL player helping marginalized neighborhoods
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Current and former NFL players hit back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling him “cowardly” and asking when he will be impeached, after he abruptly disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House event. The Trump administration released a statement Monday night that implied the players were not welcome at the White House celebration of the Super Bowl champion team planned for Tuesday. Trump, in a tweet late Monday night, reiterated the decision, citing athletes’ protests during the national anthem and the small number of Eagles players who planned to attend as reasons for the last-minute cancellation. Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Eagles last season, spoke out against the president in a series of tweets, saying the issue was never about standing for the national anthem. Eagles players were not among the NFL athletes who took a knee or remained in the locker room during the 2017 regular season while the … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles And NFL Players Hit Back At Trump’s Disinvitation
Super Bowl: How many players are on an NFL team? (Image: Getty Images) Super Bowl 53 has arrived with the New England Patriots taking on the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta tonight. Patriots star Tom Brady will be hoping to inspire his team to the sixth Super Bowl title in their history, with all previous victories coming during his era. The Rams are gunning for a second triumph after winning the NFL’s top prize in 1999. Express Sport has rounded up everything you need to know about the rules of the game here, but how many players are on each team? Related articles Where is Super Bowl 2019 being played? What time does it start? Tom Brady: New England Patriots star reveals when he will retire How many players are there on an NFL team? There are 11 players in each team on the field at any one time. Each NFL side is made up of three smaller teams: offence, defence and special teams. Offensive players – These are the players who score points. The quarterback can throw … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 2019: How many players are there in an NFL team? Are there substitutes?
NEWARK – Ben Lovejoy considers himself lucky so far in his 10 NHL seasons. “I have had very little brain trauma,” the Devils defenseman said. Still, Lovejoy has seen the devastating effects concussions have had on countless teammates. So, on Thursday, the 33-year-old became the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain upon his passing to the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation in order to help research into Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Lovejoy spoke about his decision after the Devils practice on Thursday at Prudential Center. The team hosts a rematch with the Blue Jackets on Friday night (Faceoff: 7 p.m.; Television: MSG Plus; Radio: WFAN-101.9FM/660AM, digital One Jersey Network) after Tuesday night’s 4-1 win at Columbus. Lovejoy’s retired former teammate with the Penguins, Craig Adams, pledged in November to donate his brain for CTE research. Keith Primeau, in 2008, was the first former NHL player to pledge his brain to the … [Read more...] about Devils’ Ben Lovejoy first active NHL player to pledge to donate brain for CTE research
Story highlights Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 of 111 brains of deceased former NFL players The study is the largest of its kind, examining 202 brains of former football players in total (CNN)Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. The disease is pathologically marked by a buildup of abnormal tau protein in the brain that can disable neuropathways and lead to a variety of clinical symptoms. These include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, anxiety, impulse control issues and sometimes suicidal behavior. 5 things to know about CTE It can only be formally diagnosed with an autopsy, and most cases, although not all, have been seen in either … [Read more...] about CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players