Allow some pros to tackle this inaccurate stereotype.
This time with footwear.
Protest is woven through the fabric of American society.
"I’m against social injustice and I feel like this was the right thing to do."
Marshall is the third NFL player to not stand during the national anthem since Colin Kaepernick began his sideline protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
"I think the real hurdle we need to overcome to eradicate the stigma requires a societal sea change that starts with reporters, media pundits and politicians. One major problem is that we conflate tragic violence with mental illness, especially in this country."
"I’m hungry, I’m determined and I will do whatever it takes to succeed."
For me, football was a lifeline. And for many other NFL players, it was a lifeline. If it wasn't for football, a lot of us would be dead, or lost, roaming the streets somewhere. With all due respect, Dr. Omalu, football doesn't give us an opportunity to play a game. It gives us a chance at life.
Arian is passionately committed to addressing the challenges of mental health as a part of his life's work. In a recent conversation with me, he honestly discussed the mistakes in his past, his sister who suffers from Bipolar disorder, and his hope for creating positive change.