NFLer Attempting To Rejoin League Following Games Addiction

September 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Quinn Pitcock looked to have a tremendous football career ahead of him when he was drafted and signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. He was coming off a great senior year at Ohio State, where he was a first-team All-American and winner of the Bill Willis Trophy, awarded to the best defensive linemen in college football.
The 6'2", 300-pound Pitcock even made it on to the field in his rookie year, picking up 18 tackles and 1.5 sacks with the Colts. Then, he retired, for seemingly no reason. It appeared he was another player to come strong out of college and then just become washed-up upon reaching the pros. It was, however, more than that. Pitcock, as he told the Dayton Daily News, suffered from anxiety, which eventually led to addiction. It was not drugs or alcohol that knocked Pitcock back, but video games. Games addiction is an increasing problem, as many have found out. People forget about work or school, sometimes even family, because of their need to play video games ...

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