Last week I wrote a post opening up telling people how I was feeling at the time. Man what a difference a week makes. I worked my entire life to earn the right to play in the National Football League. After putting it all on the line week after week and putting my body and my mind through some gruesome workouts, it was taken away from me. I’m hurt, I’m disappointed and I’m angry all at the same time. I feel abandoned by people who I trusted and they turned their backs on me and helped take away what I loved. As a man, I ain’t begging for nothing and I ain’t going to let people treat me any kind of way. I earned the right to play in the NFL! So why was it taken away? It’s been over 3 months and I haven’t heard from anyone. But y’all want me to beg to play!? I feel abandoned by a league I gave my all to. 14 weeks and it’s nothing. Put yourself in my shoes for a minute. You go to work everyday and one day the supervisor tells you to go home and they’ll call you and let you know when to come back. Looking at the big picture, I can clearly see where the problems are. Sometimes the people that’s supposed to fix them are the ones that’s stopping the progress. If a team calls, I’ll be ready and in shape but I’m not begging nobody for a job.
No matter who you are, we all make mistakes in life. Some make one mistake and learn from it, some make mistakes multiple times before turning them into a teaching moment. Sometimes these mistakes cost you almost everything. But with faith in God and in myself I know that my time will come again. Link in bio. 🎥 @ale.sticktalk
First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended. I never once meant to make anyone feel like I wasn’t thankful and appreciative of the opportunity that I was afforded to play the game I love. I’ve worked hard over the years to earn a chance to compete in the greatest game on earth. Over the years I was met with challenges and I can honestly say I didn’t handle those challenges in the manner that I should have. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to think about everything that’s transpired and I am deeply sorry to all who I’ve offended. While my behavior was inexcusable, sometimes when people are coming at you with false information and allegations, we handle ourselves in ways that we sometimes regret. I do take full responsibility for my actions and I’m working everyday to repair what I broke. I do know that if I’m ever given the opportunity to play the game that I love, I’m going to work extremely hard to show the world how much I appreciate another chance. To the organizations that I offended, I offer my sincere apology to you and my hope is that you forgive me and help me move on from this minor setback. I look forward to competing and helping a team reach their goals.