I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.
I think if I were a college professor, no one would say I was uncomfortable about being shy because that might be expected. But I think because of people's stereotypes, they think of a football player as someone who is very outgoing and I'm not.
I've always been attracted to things that are taboo. I've never been afraid to go to that dark place.
I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'
Playing in the National Football League, you're told, you know, where to be, when to be there, what to wear, how to be there. Being able to step away from that, I have an opportunity to look deeper into myself and look for what's real.
I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image. That's what I'm working on now.
There is no need to smear my name or to defame my character for the sake of news.
At the core, we're all spiritual beings.
The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun.
Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It's nice.
Texas was such a welcoming place, and with its unbelievable history and tradition, it's extra special to be a part of that.
There's more to life than success, and if you can try to be more well-rounded, you'll be able to enjoy your success more. It won't own you or control you.
It's something that I had been pushing down my whole life. The search for meaning, I guess, the whispering of the soul.
There's nothing I miss about anything in the whole wide world. The idea of missing something means you're not living in the moment. Every moment is good for something.
What I would tell young players is that as you get older, the best thing you can do is try to have other interests and have opportunities.