It was a whirlwind.
I remember being at the beach in Hawaii with my family, drinking a beer and watching the game, and then the next thing I knew, I had the worst concussion ever.
It was really hard.
The team had a little problem with me, and I think it was the second or third day of practice, so I didn’t even have time to sit in the booth.
So, I just went to the sidelines, just kind of sat down and took a deep breath and just kind the game.
The second I went to that booth, the trainer, a trainer named Paul, came up and he was telling me, “You got this, we’ll put you in the game.”
I just started crying, and he started laughing.
I’m like, “What the hell?
Why did I get hurt like that?
Why is that happening?”
And he goes, “Well, this is what we’re calling ‘soreness.'”
So I’m looking at him and he’s like, “‘I just got to tell you, Paul, that’s called soreness.’
I was like, ‘I can’t believe that!’
I just kind kept looking around at the guys on the field, and they were all like, ‘”We just gotta get you back in there, man,'” and I’m just like, ”I don’t know what to say.”
I was in so much pain, I didn, like, walk out of the booth because I was so upset.
So, I was just really trying to get up and leave, and the trainer comes up and is like, “”Coach, what the hell is going on?
“I’m going to the back of the room and I look around, and there were guys that were crying and I was going to leave, but the trainer was like “You can’t leave the booth right now, because we have to do this for you.
“And I’m thinking, “I just gotta be OK, I can’t do this.
I gotta get out of here.
“I went back to the booth and just got up and left, and that’s when I heard the trainer calling me, like “Coach, we have a player on the sideline.
“So I walk over and the next minute, I’m getting up, I walk to the other side of the field and I hear, “Coach!
What the hell?!
” I was literally just sitting there, and it was just like a blur, like I was on the verge of collapsing, and just started freaking out.
I was trying to figure out what was going on.
So I just grabbed the trainer and was like yelling at him to go back to his seat, and we got the trainer out and he walked back to where the trainers were sitting, and everything was going great, and all of a sudden, it’s like I’m laying there on the grass, and my left leg was really hurting, and when I went down, my left foot was in the turf and it just kept hurting.
And I was still thinking about how to get out, and at that point, I think he’s already got me on the ground.
At that point I was really, really hurting.
I couldn’t see the sidelines anymore.
I don’t remember if I hit the ground, but I remember it was really cold.
Then, I don`t remember if the trainers ran me to the locker room, or if I was helped into the locker.
I remember, I remember thinking to myself, “My leg hurts.
My foot hurts.
I just gotta leave now.
This is the worst feeling in the world.
“So, after I got out of there, I went home and I just just stayed there.
That was it.
I can never remember the next day.
I didn`t even think about it.
I had a hard time sleeping, and being home was very stressful.
So, it was like my whole life was a nightmare.
I got really, very sick.
I went into labor right away.
After the labor was over, I got the nurse to call me and I went out to the backyard and I saw that the other trainers were all going to be there, but they were just out in the parking lot, and you couldn`t get a parking spot there.
So there was just no parking.
So at that moment, I know that I can`t be on the sidelines for the rest of my career.
I really felt like I had no control over anything.
Now, I`m a dad, and to be honest, I’ve seen so much devastation, and really, my whole family has.
I`ve been through so much with so many kids, and this is something that was hard to deal with.
I never had any money in my life.
My wife and I are both working and making a living at the same time.
So my kids are always