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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Kyle Turley pulled his truck into a convenience store parking lot and sat there, music blaring. He was raging again. His wife, Stacy, and two young kids were at home. It had been a few years since the unceremonious end ...

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Old 12-20-2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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The Ugly End of an All-Pro Career, the Uglier Start of a Life After Football

Kyle Turley pulled his truck into a convenience store parking lot and sat there, music blaring. He was raging again. His wife, Stacy, and two young kids were at home. It had been a few years since the unceremonious end to his football career, and Turley was at a loss for how to control his explosive tantrums. Now he was thinking about the gun in his glove compartment; it was appealing, so much so that fear began to intermingle with his anger. Before he could do anything rash, he called the NFL suicide hotline that he’d helped put in place in the wake of Junior Seau’s death. As Turley puts it now, he’d “look like a dumbass” if he died by suicide after pushing the NFL for a hotline.

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A powerful story. Turley's passion has always been interesting to me. Now I understand. And I can also understand his current passion. As a person that goes from once every six month radio frequency ablation treatments to give two months of pain relief and worries about the other eight months of the relief from narcotic drugs, I would love to get a healthier relief from CBD's.
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I’m floored that we live in a time where we have a severe opiate epidemic yet pot is illegal. If pot had been legal years ago we wouldn’t even be in the middle of this crisis.
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I’m floored that we live in a time where we have a severe opiate epidemic yet pot is illegal. If pot had been legal years ago we wouldn’t even be in the middle of this crisis.
Less most likely, but not prevention of a crisis (i.e, meth exploded onto the scene in the Emerald Triangle). The article explained that Kyle had very different reactions to what helped him so blanket statements are ill advised. Some people...not all people. I'm glad he is doing better.
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