Jul. 20, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Eddie George of Ohio State forms the letter O with his arms after receiving his blazer at the Hall of Fame blazer presentation at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie George says he dealt with depression, demons after leaving NFL


Every day that goes by, more and more scary stories begin to emerge from retired NFL players. This time they come from legendary Ohio State product and former Tennessee Titans running back, Eddie George.

The Heisman Trophy winner ended his career in 2004 and in the time since has fought ‘demons’ as George puts it, suggesting he has dealt with depression since his retirement.

“It never got to those depths where I wanted to end my life, but I can certainty understand how some guys get to that point,’’ George told The Tennessean on Tuesday. “There wasn’t that instant success on the football field, where you worked hard all week and you have a victory and a great game on Sunday. There were some things I had to go through that weren’t necessarily helping me and my family out.

“I can certainly see where guys who don’t have the proper guidance or right mindset can take that turn for the worst.”

George says he received proper counseling, though further explained the ‘demons’ he spoke about in his interview with the Tennessean.

It’s a fascinating read on George, who most recently has been working as a college football analyst and seems to have his life back in order.

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