“The reason they put forward for the contract cancellation is that he has not played a minimum of 50% of the club’s games in the last two years.”Uzoenyi has been training with former club Rangers fueling speculations that he could head back to the Nigeria champions.However, the player himself has insisted he is only trying to keep fit at the Enugu club while on holidays.The left-sided winger won a lucrative contract believed to pay him five million Rands a year (about 100 million Naira) from Sundowns when he was named MVP of the 2014 CHAN hosted by South Africa.He featured for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria star Ejike Uzoenyi has asked world football governing body FIFA to cancel his lucrative contract with African champions Mamelodi Sundowns because he has failed to play at least half of their matches in the past two years.The cancellation of Uzoenyi’s three and a half year contract will see the former Enugu Rangers star walk out on the South African club a free agent.A top source told AfricanFootball.com: “Ejike’s agent has petitioned FIFA asking that they terminate the player’s contract, which still has a year to run.
The exercise overall even helps decrease anxiety and depression in some players who are susceptible to those ailments.And what would a football team be without cheerleaders? Asbury Park Pop Warner Spirit teams cheer on the sidelines at football games for home and most away games bringing pep and enthusiasm to the competitions.Pop Warner seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading and dance. The program strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness as reflected in the life of the late Glenn Scobie “Pop” Warner. Many of the benefits of youth football are evident, particularly when it comes to health. It increases cardiovascular fitness and stamina, offering a fun way to build strength, while ball handling helps improve hand-eye coordination. By Cassie Galasetti |Asbury Park Pop Warner president Teddy Wilson huddled his team together hyping them up for practice and their first game of the season Aug. 25. Currently the Asbury Park Pop Warner program has 25 kids, ranging from ages 8 to 11, who have been working hard to learn the fundamentals of the game.Wilson has been running the football program since 2014, taking after his father who was president in the ’90s. All together, Asbury Park Pop Warner, including football and cheerleading, has been around for more than 20 years and has provided an outlet for hundreds of kids throughout that time.“This program benefits kids by keeping them off the streets for two hours a day, 10 hours a week and a few months out the year,” said Wilson. “We try to be role models and father figures for the kids who may lack parenting and family.”Pop Warner helps encourage teamwork and leadership skills, teaching kids how to work well with others on and off the field. It keeps children busy and provides something and someone to look up to.However, the cost to be involved in this beneficial program can be too much for some families. To be a part of the Pop Warner team used to cost $150; that price was dropped to $100 to compete with another league in Asbury Park. Unfortunately there has been some animosity between the two leagues, making it harder for Wilson’s pro- gram to successfully provide everything it needs for the team.Kids ages 8 to 11 can join the Asbury Park Pop Warner team, a no-cut program. Photo courtesy Teddy WilsonNow Wilson and volunteers – and the pint-sized players and spirit squad members who dance and cheer – spend their time helping raise funds through bake sales and “canning” – soliciting donations with cans in front of shopping centers and other locations. Donations can be sent to the Asbury Park Pop Warner program, 141 Anelve Ave., Neptune NJ 07753, to help purchase equipment for the upcoming season.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Read the update here. Over the years, youth football has become one of the most popular sports for young kids. Not only for its physical benefits but for building character in young kids. According to the Asbury Park Pop Warner website, the group seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for their children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. There are no tryouts or cuts to their teams – everyone who signs up gets to participate. That is a rare policy that not all sports teams follow.Asbury Park Pop Warner will play their first game Aug. 25 and they still need to pay for insurance fees and equipment they no longer have. Their fundraising efforts are still not enough to keep the program going. read more
In September of 1993, the eighth to be exact, Steve Archdekin came down with what he thought was a case of the common cold.Little did the Brampton, Ont., native know was this common cold turned into a full blown case of rare form of arthritis called, Reiter’s Syndrome.However, instead of letting the disease get the better of him, Archdekin decided to forget about all his aches and pains and live life.Despite all the pain Archdekin experiences simply walking down the street, he refuses to give up my athletic nature and competes in as many triathlons as I possibly — including the Nelson Cyswog’n Fun seven times.He’s also started a charity called International Triathlon for Kids, where Archdekin plans to swim, ride my bike, and run around Canada, USA (including Hawaii), Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Europe to raise funds and awareness for the children’s charities.But Reiter’s Syndrome shelved that idea for now.However, there was Archdekin back on the circuit last month in Portland, Ore., competing in the Portland Half Marathon.The 13-year resident of Beasley talked with The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr for a feature called Six Questions.TND: Once again tells us about the disease that has caused such hardship your limitations and how it has affected you during the past year. S.A.: Easy way to put it is that I have two different types of arthritis — in every joint in my body even my face and skull, as well as in all my tendons and ligaments —fusing joints, and osteoporosis. I also have a mystery stomach issue that started a couple days before I left for Portland. I have a patella femoral syndrome in both knees and damage to both ears. My kidneys hurt and so does liver and bones and skin. I was also supposed to die the day I was born.This year was one of the worst pain years I have ever had. For the first several months I was basically terrified of being awake because it hurt so much yet I was only able to sleep about 15 minutes at a time only twice a day, so I couldn’t even escape pain in my sleep. Even hurting like that I was still totally at peace and genuinely happy, which goes against everything we are taught to believe is possible, but it is. Walking and standing took every bit of concentration I had. I’d often collapse because legs couldn’t hold me up. I also was collapsing from simply breathing because of the pain caused in ribs when chest expands and contracts. I was still collapsing as recently as the end of August. As soon as that started loosening its grip I was looking at getting out racing again. Pain has taken a lot from my life. I have only slept one night through since 1993. Every waking second my body is at war with itself, and when I can sleep it jolts me awake because it hurts so bad. I live in a constant state between awake and asleep — a kind of surreal world. I average about two hours of sleep the night before every race I have ever done.TND: Why do you like triathlons so much? S.A.: Because they’re so awwwwwesoooome! I love to swim, I love to ride my bike, I love to run. A triathlon is the one place where I get to do three of my favourite things all at the same time. Plus I ‘m an athlete. My pain has nothing to do with that. I was an athlete before and I am now. I don’t want to be alive without athletics as a part of my life because a life without athletics is no life at all.TND: Talk about the race in Portland. How did you feel during the race and were there any quirks experienced. S.A.: I was psyched to get racing again. I also had a very badly pulled right hamstring going into the race, but that’s just little chintzy loose change next to real pain — a pulled muscle is just for little Nancy-boys to whine about . . . ain’t nothing to me! Within the first half kilometer my liver started hurting so bad I was almost in tears. My body was already screaming for me to stop, but it didn’t realize I still had over 20 km to go and I wasn’t stoppin’ for &^%$! It didn’t take long for my Terry Fox stride to fall into place before I got outta the first kilometer. My hamstrings felt like they had razors slicing them up. The pounding on my knees, feet and ankles because of my Terry Fox stride was excruciating. I was in an all out fist fight with the pain in my body. Felt like Ali-Frazier 3 — the battle for the ages. My pain kept trying to take me down but I kept punchin’ it in the mouth. No way that was stoppin’ me. Pain and death tried to take my chance at life on the day I was born and I kicked their ass to win my chance at life. . . now that I got it I’m not goin’ down easily. Not without an all out slugfest fight! Needless to say the half marathon ripped my body to shreds, but it was easy, it’s only running after all. What’s easier than that? It’s one of the first things we ever learn as people and never forget how to do. Sure I can’t really run, and it hurts too much to do more than just on race day, but it still ain’t nothin! The race was super last minute even though i had been working on it for months in ways. Moreso, I was working on a pitch to Adidas for a TV commercial. Because my body was sooo beat down it sabbotaged the rest of my life so I had to raise the bucks to get down there. I didn’t get near the support I used to around here, but thankfully through the generosity of Maclean-Taylor Chiropractic, REO’s Videos, Packrat Annie’s, my friend Paul, and another friend Nancy I was able to get down there. I wasn’t able to buy my plane ticket until Friday afternoon though, then drove through the night to Spokane and flew out at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. I went straight downtown Portland to get my race numbers and such, then raced the following morning. I went to Adidas on Monday (a whole other story) and then flew home Monday night. It was a blurry whirlwind to say the least, but I pulled it all off and made it work!TND: What was the weather like during the race and where (in Portland) was it held.S.A.: The race was in downtown Portland, Oregon. The start finish was right where they were doing the Occupy Portland, a two square block park that had every square inch of grass taken up for a tent city. It is a pretty spectacular event. People were dressed up in costumes. They even had a face painting area to get people to look like zombies and stuff (each year they have a themed event for costumes). No race I have ever been to has come even close to how kick-ass this was for ambiance for everyone involved (competitors and spectators). There was also a 10 km and 5 km and a kids race too. I don’t know the numbers from this year, but last year was over 5000. They have an amazing band set up in a park on the waterfront where the rest of everything was all the after food (entry into race got you a bowl of chili and tw beers), There was a 3 1/2 time cut off for the half marathon. Knowing the state of my body, especially after the year I’ve had and the fact I haven’t run in three years, I knew I’d be fighting for last place and it’d be a close one for me to make the time cut off. I was right. I didn’t finish last (I think I was third last) but I was the last official finisher under the cut-off time. I made it by 1:01 as my time was 3:28:59 as I looked up at the clock right as I was crossing the line. Sweet, I got under the time! TND: What about your International Triathlon for Kids venture? Any luck with the major sponsor? Did you get a meeting at Adidas?S.A.: I barged in on Adidas with no appointment on Monday. They wouldn’t let me in the building. I wan’t taking no for an answer. I didn’t bust my ass for months, fly down there, drag my crippled ass through a half marathon and stagger over there just to have some secretary toss me out in 10 seconds…helllll no! I formed a plan of attack and ended up talking to a couple guys and gave them each one of my bio-kits and told them what I was trying to do, and the idea I have for a TV commercial for Adidas. The first guy came out looking for me about 15 minutes after I talked to him he ran around the building, then crossed the street to find me at the bus stop. He wanted me to stick around for a few days til some big-wig guy got back from the mother office in Germany. I said I couldn’t but that i would fly back for sure no problem. Don’t know how I’m gonna afford to do that, but I can’t afford not to . . . I want in to Adidas so bad.The second guy I spoke with gave me a pair of shoes, told me who the person was that i needed to see, said he would look at my kit and then personally give it to the woman who was the person to see. It was very promising. Even if I don’t hear back I at least got the name of the proper woman to contact about everything so that was a victory in itself. Now I can send her a bunch of stuff and earn my way in as I’ll be documenting as much of what I do as I possibly can. I have no doubt that I’ll get ’em and get that commercial, either this winter or next winter. But it’s gonna happen. TND: What’s on the horizon, more races, healing from the last race?S.A.: On the horizon? I want to get my body fixed as much as I can so I can get out whuppin’ down triathlons again next year. More immediately I am only focused on swimming in the lake under some pounding snowstorms this winter and catching the footage on print film for my wetsuit sponsor, and in video to give to Adidas. But I’m only doing it for myself for the fun of it. I used to loooove kayaking in blizzards, but since my spine is fusing Ican no longer sit up straight so I had to give that up, so now I want to get out in the water in my wetsuit and watch the snow pound down…and listen to the little flakes…gonna be soooooo good! I’m gonna try to do a bunch of racing in Portland next year. All that I can afford. I’m goin’ all in after Adidas! I’m also thinking about doing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October next year, but only time will tell on that. I’m also started to write a book after repeatedly being asked to do so for over 14 years. Seems like now is the right time for that. read more
Brentford have named an unchanged team for Tuesday night’s home game with Leeds United.Head coach Dean Smith has opted to name the same starting XI which won 3-1 at Preston at the weekend.The only change in the squad sees Marco Djuricin return to the bench at the expense of Liverpool loanee Sergi Canos.James Tarkowski has again been left out of the Bees’ squad as his punishment continues for refusing to play against Burnley earlier this month.Toumani Diagouraga, who completed his move from Brentford to Leeds on Monday, is among the Leeds substitutes.They have made one change from the side that beat Bristol City on Saturday, with Chris Wood replacing Muzzy Carayol as Steve Evans switches to a 4-4-2 formation.Brentford: Button; Colin, Dean, Barbet, Bidwell; McEachran, Woods; Saunders, Judge, Swift; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Yennaris, O’Connell, Kerschbaumer, Gogia, Djuricin, Hofmann.Leeds: Silvestri; Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor; Dallas, Bridcutt, Murphy, Cook; Doukara, Wood.Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Coyle, Adeyemi, Diagouraga, Phillips, Carayol, Antenucci.See also:Half-time: Brentford 1 Leeds United 0Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
This Niners’ offense remains perplexing — is the performance that ransacked the Bengals in Week 2 … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — What do we really know about the 3-0 49ers?Not all that much, to be honest.Yes, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this team — this is the first time they’ve been undefeated at this juncture of the season in 21 years, after all — but some healthy skepticism is justified as well.
The latest Jupiter probe from NASA is named Juno, after the name of the wife of Jupiter, Roman chief of the gods. Launched today (August 5), the Juno spacecraft will use Earth for gravity assist in a complex path, to arrive at Jupiter in 2016, where it will study the largest planet from a polar orbit. As “part of a joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” according to a press release from the Jet Propulsion Lab, the spacecraft carries 1.5-inch likeness of three figures: Galileo Galileo, who discovered Jupiter’s moons, the Roman god Jupiter, and his wife Juno. This is no big deal, since many features in the solar system and on Earth are already named after pagan gods, and nobody takes them seriously. For once, though, we would like to see the Michael Newdows of the world be consistent. If a figure of Jesus Christ were put on the spaceship, can’t you imagine the outcry in the press? People United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU and the atheists of the world would be beside themselves with indignation. But when pagan deities are installed to “inspire children to explore science,” everyone thinks it’s cute. Don’t argue that Roman gods are extinct deities nobody takes seriously. The atheists don’t take Jesus Christ seriously, either. Materialists think all religion is bunk. If so, then they should not support launching bunk into space, especially to influence children. And to think that a corporate giant would be involved in this government plan is really over the top. Conservative theists could have a lot of fun with this, calling for separation of paganism and space. The third figure, Galileo Galilei was named after something down to earth, like Galilee – the land where Jesus walked and talked, whose divine works were seen by many eyewitnesses, unlike the mythical deities of the pagans.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu… The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… Related Posts How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Cate Lawrence 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption It’s been a big year for Industrial IoT — or Industry 4.0 — as both long-term established companies and start-ups have worked to find solutions to problems that have plagued traditional workplaces for many years. Underlying aims have included increased efficiency, improved supply chains, reduced waste and greater safety and speed.Amidst an advancing ecosystem of interconnectivity, initiatives such as robotics, wearable technology, 3D imaging, AR and smart shipping processes have led the way. Let’s take a look:1. Robotics on the factory floorThe notion of robotics in factories and warehouses is often viewed in the first instance as a replacement to human labor without due consideration that robotics and automated processes have been a feature of large-scale workplaces since their creation. The use of robotics can increase efficiency, decrease strenuous workplace roles, improve the supply chain and reduce wastage. An example is InVia Robotics, a company that this year launched the world’s first “goods-to-box” robotics system, which was created to transform the fulfillment and material handling operations of e-commerce providers and warehouses. As CEO Lior Elazary explained:“E-commerce is booming, but retailers are struggling to keep up with consumer demand, due to rising price pressures, increasing expectations for faster delivery and a shortage of warehouse labor. For decades, the man-to-goods model reigned supreme, but now with robots in the warehouse, goods can autonomously navigate across warehouses to be sent to their final destinations quickly and cheaply. Robotics is the next evolution of automation and unlocking its benefits will enable more businesses to stay competitive, which will positively impact the industry and economy.”Similar efforts are in action in the UK at Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer, reaching over 70% of British households and shipping over 200,000 orders per week. They were one of the first pioneers in the use of robotics and automation alongside its human workforce. This year they’ve partnered with SecondHands and Soma soft manipulation whose work includes efforts to design a robot that can offer help to a maintenance technician in a pro-active manner and robotic grasping respectively.We can expect to see the continuation of robotics across a range of workplaces-Amazon even holds an annual Amazon Robotics Challenge to build the best pick and pack’ robotics. It’ll be a while before robots take our jobs but they may change our roles.2. 3D and AR now a key part of a worker’s toolkitThis year ThyssenKrupp launched the use of Microsoft HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide. Currently, the global elevator service industry is valued at over $44 billion per year, and more than 12 million elevators transport over 1 billion people each day. Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained wearable holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely self-contained–no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see the world. The special mixed reality device empowers more than 24,000 of the company’s service technicians to do their jobs more safely and efficiently, and keep people and cities moving better than ever before.It is completely self-contained–no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see the world. The special mixed reality device empowers more than 24,000 of the company’s service technicians to do their jobs more safely and efficiently, and keep people and cities moving better than ever before.Using HoloLens, service technicians can visualize and identify problems with elevators ahead of a job, and have remote, hands-free access to technical and expert information when onsite – all resulting in significant savings in time and stress. Initial field trials have already shown that a service maintenance intervention can be done up to four times faster.Israeli company Vayyar this year released industrial and DIY versions of the Walabot, a smart device that turns a smartphone into a powerful 3D-imaging system. It enables people to look through solid objects like walls to show the pipes hidden beneath on a phone’s screen. Digital tape measuring devices like Bagel eschew the need for pen and paper with infrared as an alternative to a traditional tape for unwieldy corners with a platform recording measurements, voice memos, and data.3. Workplace wearables increase efficiency and safetyThis year we’ve seen wearables grow increasingly sophisticated in providing real-time data for a range of workplaces. German start-up ProGlove develops sensor enabled smart gloves that enable manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer and easier. Process steps can be documented handsfree and the smart glove gives instant feedback to its user.Its current applications include the hands-free scanning of goods, monitoring and training of workflow sequences, identification of tools and parts to avoid incorrect usage, and documentation of goods and processes with users including Audi and BMW. At BMW the hi-tech gloves allow workers to keep hold of items with both hands while scanning more quickly. While this may only save a few seconds each time, BMW reckons it adds up to 4,000 work minutes, or 66 hours, a day.Wearables are also being used in increasingly advanced ways to monitor and ensure worker safety. North Star Bluescope Steel, a steel producer for global building and construction industries for Australia, New Zealand, and North American markets, is working with IBM to develop a cognitive platform that taps into IBM Watson IoT technology for wearable safety technology to help employees stay safer in dangerous environments.By gathering and analyzing sensor data collected from sensors embedded in helmets and wristbands, the technology, IBM Employee Wellness and Safety Solution, provides real-time alerts to employees and their managers, enabling preventive measures if physical well-being is compromised or safety procedures are not being followed.4. Increased efficiencies in freight and shippingThis year IoT technology has also disrupted freight forwarding and the cargo supply chain, sectors of the shipping industry where global supply chains are clouded by lack of visibility, confusing paperwork, complicated regulations, rampant price discrimination, and unpredictable delays. At Flexport freight forwarding, the traditional means of managing a company’s global freight shipments is replaced with a simple online app that allows the customer to request and book shipments, track all global freight movements, manage product data, visual their supply chain, view analytics and more – all in real-time.By comparison, CargoChain is working on applications which connect shipments equipped with a RFID chip via the Blockchain. This enables them to provide real-time visibility of shipments and increased trust between business parties. For example importers and exporters can use the trustless escrow system for conditional payment release, banks and insurance companies acquire additional, unforgeable data and can thus provide their services with confidence, customs can clear shipments faster by knowing the exact, provable chain of custody.As well as the topics discussed, the increased evolution of the smart grid has gained focus in 2016. It will be an integral part of IIoT, as will interoperability, safety monitoring, and distributed technology. We can expect further progression in 2017 as the demand will only increase as we delve deeper into the realities of Industry 4.o. Tags:#AR#Audi#Blockchain#BMW#Cargochain#Freight#Hololens#IBM Watson#Microsoft#ProGlove#robotics#robots#shipping#ThyssenKrupp#wearables read more
Social media’s heavy influence on video content has challenged the status quo regarding what constitutes a proper aspect ratio.Cover image via Shutterstock.Vertical and square video are crimes!Or are they?Vertical video, which was once thought of as taboo, has made its way into many high-budget shoots with end-distribution channels for social media outlets. While it hurts our souls as filmmakers and content creators to shoot in these formats, we must understand the key components that drive advertisers and our clients to these decisions. Simply stated, studies have shown that vertical or square video far outperforms traditional landscape video.Image via Shutterstock.Consumer Viewing HabitsTo understand this paradigm shift in aspect ratio, we first must look at how consumer viewing habits have changed over the years. That change started with phones. It’s no surprise that viewing video on mobile has significantly increased over the years. In fact, 92% of Facebook users access the platform through their phones and 100% through Instagram and Snapchat. With viewers on their phones more than ever before, it has become imperative to optimize video that is conducive for this platform. Because of these drastic changes in consumer viewing habits, we are now in a world where vertical and square video are part of the norm.OptimizationHere are the facts we all don’t want to hear. Square and vertical video far outperform landscape video in all factors. In fact, a recent study concluded that square video resulted in 30-35% higher view rates than landscape video. These formats also resulted in an 80-100% increase in engagement. In short, video aspect ratio is important in terms of online video performance. These are all statistics that advertisers will be looking at when deciding to make a leap into a new aspect ratio. And because of these numbers, as a content creator, you could fully expect to be integrating this into your future productions.Image via Shutterstock.Screen Real EstateOne of the most startling facts from this study shows that vertical video takes up 78% more screen real estate than landscape video. The increased real estate on screen can be indicative of the increase in view rates as well as engagement. While, yes, users could flip their phones over and enjoy a landscape video, research seems to show that users don’t flip their phones in landscape to view a video.Cost Per EngagementAnother notable fact is the cost per engagement is less with square video. In fact, advertisers say it cost 7.5% less to engage with a user on Facebook and 33% less than on Instagram. If the advertisers, essentially the ones commissioning you to create the video, can see a better performance for their ads, you better believe they will be asking for a video that’s not shot in landscape.Social media’s impact on aspect ratios is undeniable. While landscape has been the gold standard for years, it’s all changing. One of the best traits a filmmaker can have is adaptability. While the market may be going in a direction we never saw (or might prefer), it’s important to embrace these changes.Looking for more information on social media video? Check out these articles.Create a Social Media Bumper and Lower Third for Your VideosEngage Your Audience Faster With Adobe’s Social Publishing PanelExport Premiere Pro Projects Straight to Social Media read more
Ex-Man Utd boss Mourinho shuts down Serie A talkby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return to Italy.Mourinho has not had a job in football since he was sacked as Manchester United’s chief last December.The three-time Premier League winner enjoyed one of the most impressive two seasons of his career at Inter Milan.”My future? I don’t think it will be in Italy,” he said on Italian TV show Tiki Taka.”Inter is my home, my family. [Massimo] Moratti is a friend, my president. The story of the treble was fantastic.”After [the final in] Madrid, if I returned to San Siro to celebrate, I would never leave Inter. When you say goodbye to a family it’s a hard thing to deal with. “That night I already knew I was leaving, I couldn’t say no to Real Madrid for the third time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
Some things are more important than football, and somebody’s personal well-being belongs at the top of that list. Despite how much you may think you know about a person, it’s impossible to know what kind of battles they’re fighting in their own heads each and every day, struggles too painful to share. So on Sunday, when Washington wide receiver Isaiah Renfro courageously took to Twitter to explain the battles he’s been fighting over the past year, the fact that he has decided to step away from football should be the last thing you take from his announcement. Yes – that was one of the reasons for it, but it was so much more than that; it was a young man finding enough strength to open up and be true to himself, true to others. It was what he believes to be a step in the right direction. Been debating on posting this but this is me taking steps in the right direction to becoming myself again.. pic.twitter.com/ptE1k9oKKJ— Isaiah Woods-Renfro (@WaveGodZay) May 29, 2016Here’s the message he posted to Twitter Sunday night. Renfro will obviously be missed on the football field, but I think it’s safe to say he’ll be supported in any way necessary through this difficult time. read more