as you know,
and should know,
i find the life of a baller wolf really interesting.
the nfl especially.
i like the aggression,
and the wall of muscle.
i’m all for it.
well what i didn’t realize is the other side to the coin.
everything in life has another side we don’t see.
well until something goes wrong.
in researching about thomas q. jones,
ex baller wolf and current star of “being mary jane”,
i came across an interview he had for brainline.org.
it was a revealing look into the dangers of being in the nfl and the brain injuries they face.
check this out…
What a Concussion Really Feels Like for an NFL Player:
The Inevitable Injuries of Football:
Will I Develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy from Playing Pro Football?:
Whether or Not to Let Kids Play Football?:
Suicide in the NFL:
The Puzzle of the NFL Machine:
Balancing the Warrior Mentality with Humility in the NFL:
For Better or for Worse, Fear Is Part of Being in the NFL:
that was really eye opening for me.
i look at baller wolves and see this:
2) lots of money
3) dumb jock
what thomas said about the health aspect of it,
that shit is fuckin’ scary and sad at the same time.
no one truly cares about them.
they are dollar signs.
they also see people who abandon them once the dream has ended.
for us regular people,
it can take minor drama to show us who are friends are.
for a baller wolf,
who is use to the praise and admiration every season,
it takes a career ending injury to get a real dose of reality.
it is really interesting.
i love this kind of shit.
thomas seems very intelligent and i hope he can pass on his wisdom to others.
will they listen tho?
lowkey: i had to wonder these hoes who try and get with baller wolves.
i don’t think they realize what comes with it.
they use them for money and fame,
but do they know how to give a massage after a game?
listen when he needs to vent?
or is it all about money and a 18 year retirement plan?
for more videos: brainline.org
first image credited: favin