Multiple times in my life, I’ve received bad news. The death of my grandmother. My father needing a kidney transplant. Being released (that means fired) from an NFL team.
There I was, after my third back surgery, lying in a dark hotel room in a lot of pain. On the phone my agent told me, “The Eagles are going to release you.” I was out. Worse, I didn’t know if I was going to ever play football again.