Our friend, Don Davey is an ex-NFL player and champion for retired NFL players. Don played 8 seasons for the Packers and Jags. He will join us on the News, Notes and Rumors show on Tuesday June 12 at 6:00 PM EDT. Here is an article I felt was important to share with you from Don.
Life After the Game: Keys to Post-NFL Success
By Don Davey
I spent nine wonderful seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars until retiring with a knee injury in 2000. I have spent the past twelve years re-defining myself as an entrepreneur, husband, father, friend, brother, son, athlete, and philanthropist. This transition has challenged me financially, emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. I freely admit that I struggled with it for a long time and, truth be told, even after twelve years, I still struggle from time to time.
During this time I have watched literally hundreds of my former teammates and opponents go through the same transition. Some have handled it very well…but most have not. Below is a list of the most common mistakes I have witnessed over the years, some of which I have made myself: