Eat, Prey, and Love: Junior Seau And Another Wake Up Call For Parents Of Child Players – Forbes

We have a culture that breeds love for football. By the time a child with extraordinary talent reaches puberty, that talent is likely to be revealed, exulted, and exploited. Most parents would welcome the adulation, free college education, and instant millionaire status as a windfall for child and parents alike. Or so it seems. What parent would turn down the chance to say, “My son played 20 years in the NFL, made the Pro Bowl 12 times tied with Ray Lewis for the most in NFL history for a linebacker, made millions yet also gave back significantly to the community? That was the Junior Seau – until his apparent suicide.

via Eat, Prey, and Love: Junior Seau And Another Wake Up Call For Parents Of Child Players – Forbes.

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