Dwight Freeney: NFL Players Need to Stop Bringing Guns to the Club

June 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the smartest men in football, Dwight Freeney, has some advice for his fellow players: Don't bring guns to the club. 
It's simple advice. It's the right advice. It's...obvious advice. But apparently it's something that needs to be repeated. Over and over and over again.
I wanted to check in with Freeney on the issue of guns and NFL players, because he's a leader in the sport, will one day enter the Hall of Fame and has the clout to make people listen. When he says something, every NFL player should listen.
While not talking specifically about the troubling Aqib Talib shooting—an NFL team official confirmed the league is investigating the incident—Freeney explained that one of the biggest mistakes a player can make is bringing a gun into a place like a club or a bar.
"As players, we have too much to lose," Freeney said. "People will pick fights with you because of who you are. Some guys target us. If that happens, and you're in public carrying ...

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