How I Let Go Of My NFL Career
They all ask me about drugs. I give it to them straight. There’s one drug that’s more dangerous than all the rest. It’s called football. But there is glory in that drug. There is virtue. There is honor in throwing yourself on those train tracks. A lot of people make a lot of money from that sacrifice. In fact every motherfucker in this cavernous hangar-sized hotel ballroom makes money off of that sacrifice. They depend on it. They need it. And they will manipulate every argument to ensure that the virtues of football remain unsullied, so that their jobs and their names stay unsullied too.
Another must read from Jackson, this time an epilogue to his book, Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile.
It's probably the least important of his points, but we still find it funny that Matt Mauck is now Nate's dentist.