Originally posted by IMnotsoHO:
If he's like most pro athletes, his life is football. If you take that away from him, he'll probably lose a huge piece of his identity. What exactly does it mean to "get your life together," anyway? In my mind, getting your life together means to get back to your normal life with out the disruptions caused by addiction. I mean seriously, do you expect him to quit making millions and get a 9-5 construction job? It's not the life isn't bigger than football, its that for Aldon, football probably is life. I just don't see how sitting around doing nothing that resembles regular is a recipe for success. Have you ever heard the saying, "idol hands are the devil's workshop?"
where did i say he should quit football?? due to his substance abuse issues(which none of us know how serious it is but was serious enough to do an extensive rehab stint) and legal issues(which none of us know the full story), it may be in his and the teams (distractions) best interests to shelve him and start anew next year. If you do that i doubt aldon will shrivel into a little dried up corn husk. To me getting his life back on track means
1 complete rehab and if need be start and maintain a strict post rehab program, meetings , therapy what ever
2.get rid of the bad people and leeches in your life that may or may not have played a role in the situation he finds himself in
3 deal with what sounds like a very complicated legal process with the off the field stuff, DUI, guns etc
4 deal with the nfl after step 3.
he can do that and still work out at team headquarters and be a part of the team, you put that package i just outlined together and he will not have "idol hands". to many want to rush him back in the field so he can play the game,,, that is not even a blip on the radar screen to me right now