From NFL Sundays to Sundance: Nnamdi Asomugha is Living His Best Life
Four years after his last NFL game, Asomugha is already being compared to the best in his new profession as he promotes Crown Heights, his feature film debut, opening August 18 in select theaters. He dipped his toe in the water first, writing and starring in his own short film, Double Negative. He started making a full-time transition to Hollywood by producing Beasts of No Nation, which received critical acclaim and earned an award at the Venice Film Festival.
Meet 16 sons of former NFL players looking to star in high school football
As the high school football season approaches, a number of second-generation football players are in position to star for their schools. Take a look at 16 sons who are trying to make their own name on the gridiron.
Hundreds of Homeless Served Christmas Dinner in Phoenix
Former NFL player and Hall of Famer Nick Lowery and his foundation, Champions for the Homeless, teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul for the second annual Christmas in Summer. At the shelter in downtown Phoenix a group of athletes, former Baywatch TV stars and hundreds of volunteers served a Christmas dinner to more than 1,400 homeless people.
Kingdom Life: Tamba Hali Releases New Single
Kansas City Chiefs longtime linebacker Tamba Hali is multitalented. Aside from tackles and sacks, Hali also dabbles in hip hop music, and on the morning of June 9th, he tweeted out that his new single, titled “The One for Me,” is now available on iTunes.
Ex-NFL player considering run for Congress in Ohio
Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is considering a run for Ohio's 16th Congressional District. Gonzalez, 32, who played for the Indianapolis Colts and briefly for the New England Patriots, is holding meetings in preparation for a potential run for the seat currently held by Republican Rep. Jim Renacci. Rep. Renacci, a former businessman and mayor, is expected to run for governor next year, leaving the seat open.
From Australia to the NFL- The Improbable Journey of Joel Wilkinson
Joel Wilkinson, at the pinnacle of his Australian Rules Football career as a defender for the Gold Coast Suns, did just that merely three years into his professional career. In the eyes of the casual Aussie sports fan, he was leaving behind a promising career that had only just begun in the country’s most popular professional sports league. Why? His desire to be among the best athletes in the world led Wilkinson to a set of goals that transcended the borders of his native country and ultimately brought him to the United States. Wilkinson arrived in Phoenix and began training at EXOS alongside other professional athletes, all the while knowing an opportunity with an NFL team was anything but guaranteed.