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It’s easy to give a gift to your boss or someone you’ve signed a business contract with, but what about the person who’s helping you through it all, regardless of your success or failure? What about your assistant, mail carrier, receptionist, yoga instructor, or the...

It was my day off, in the season when we eventually won the Super Bowl, and I was playing with my kids. Enjoying my life. In the middle of family time, I got a phone call from a friend who said, “Man I just heard...

“Knowledge is power.” I’ll never forget the movie Higher Learning (1995), where one of the first black professors I ever saw on television had two favorite phrases: “What’s your plan, Mr. Williams?” and “Knowledge is power.” After my first year in the NFL, when I was...

My first year in the NFL, I found myself $30,000 in debt before I played my first snap. Then boom: before getting my first NFL paycheck, I’d already had my first surgery. These two experiences drastically changed how I viewed money. I decided to make sure that...

In the NFL, every road trip had one goal: to win the game. Even when the game was in your hometown, winning was the goal. We would get in the day before and leave a couple hours afterwards, or the next morning. A true one-day...

I can count on two hands the number of NFL players I know who still have their money. According to Sports Illustrated,1 two years after retiring, three-quarters of NFL players are broke (or nearly), and five years after retiring, more than half of former NBA...