Sports/Athletes

Athletes affected by and/or helping others in the area of drug addiction, pain killers, rehab and more.

Brandi Winans – The Flip Side of Glory in the NFL

Brandi Winans is an inspirational keynote speaker and Life Coach. She was married to former Pro NFL player, Jeff Winans for over 30 years, and she details their life story in her book, “The Flip Side of Glory”. This was told from the wife’s perspective, in a story of love, acceptance and hope. Her faith…

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Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson – NFL Super Star and Recovered Addict

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. A former star linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, he was known for delivering jarring hits, manufacturing turnovers (three interceptions), and helping the Cowboys win Super Bowl XII, 27-10 over the Denver Broncos. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown…

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Cyndy Feasel – An NFL Widow on a Mission

Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy,…

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Greg Nance – 3000 Days Sober to 3000 Miles Run

Greg Nance had it all – a great home, a great family, successful business, successful athletic ability and a scholarship to a great college. This is a story like so many. He suffered a loss and turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with it. When he finally admitted to being an addict, he found…

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Randy Grimes – Former Tampa Bay Buc, Played Addicted and now Saving Lives

  Randy Grimes was an NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He considered taking painkillers to be a “necessary evil” – and part of the job description. However, he left the NFL addicted to painkillers and spent the next 20 years in the depths of addiction – losing friends and almost his lovely wife…

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Theo Fleury – Former NHL Star Player – His Story of Trauma, Drugs, Hope, Healing and Recovery

Theo Fleury is a seven-time NHL all star who won a World Junior Championship, a Canada Cup, an Olympic gold medal and helped the Calgary Flames win their first and only Stanley Cup championship during his 1988-89 rookie year. He went on to play for the Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks before…

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Nick Ferguson – An NFL Star Rises from the Projects To Educate Youth on Drug Addiction

Nick Ferguson grew up in the inner city of Miami, known as the projects.  Within his neighborhood and even his own family, he was aware of the negative effects of drugs and alcohol addiction from an early age.  With the positive influence of two of his teachers and his mother, he went down a different…

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NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk on Importance of Drug Education

Marshall Faulk was a record setting running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons, both for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Marshall was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.   Now he is the National Spokesman for “The…

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Former NFL Player Grant Feasel’s Tragic Story as told by his wife Cyndy

  Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. During that time he suffered multiple traumas and used alcohol and drugs to dull the pain. This eventually led to his death. This interview with his wife Cyndy tells the battle they went through for years to deal…

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Paul Fletcher – Former Major League Pitcher and Now Recovered Alcoholic

When Paul Fletcher was a major league baseball player for the the Phillies and Oakland Athletics, many of his teammates drank. Alcohol was readily available. But Paul got to the point where he couldn’t stop. His wife and kids left him and he tried taking his own life by downing a bottle of prescription meds….

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