back in January, Zeke was involved in a minor car crash near the Cowboys facility.
Chris Spielman has tackled single fatherhood with the same intensity he once displayed on the football field.
Starting from 1988, he played eight seasons for the Detroit Lions.
During the mid-1990s, he captained the Lions' defense which was one of the statistically best performance in the NFL.
He ran drills up and down the stairs, he turned his G. Joes into linebackers and even blindsided his grandmother with a surprise tackle, sending her to the hospital for a checkout. The crowd included many red-clad Ohio Buckeyes fans, as well as several cancer survivors and caregivers, each relating to different chapters in Spielman's life.
He defined himself as a football player above all else. When he was younger, the dream of being a professional football player consumed him, overshadowing all other ambitions and propelling him to greatness on the field, first as a standout for Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, then as a two-time All American at The Ohio State University.
Laura Gates/Banner Correspondent' onclick='return false;'Chris Spielman signs a copy of his book for Joan and Ralph Fiorillo's daughter, who recovered from breast cancer.
Fernandez also draws a salary from being Fed Cup captain, where the Williams sisters’ commitment is often the key to winning or losing. Things are so incestuous in tennis that I’m convinced nothing will ever change.
The Tennis Channel has experienced this stuff with Justin Gimelstob (who used to coach John Isner) and Lindsay Davenport (who used to coach Madison Keys). Boras for a report on Alex Rodriguez." (A-Rod has since dumped Scott Boras.) This year saw ESPN’s John Mc Enroe, now a consultant/coach for Milos Raonic, work the Wimbledon semifinal between Raonic and Roger Federer for the BBC, which drew some angry tweets from Brits on conflict of interest and potential bias.
More than two years after the death of his wife, Stefanie, of breast cancer at age 42, the former Ohio State and NFL linebacker juggles parenting; work as an ESPN college-football analyst; and numerous appearances to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, established in 1999.
Recently, he added author to his resume with Thats Why Im Here: The Chris & Stefanie Spielman Story co-written with Bruce Hooley.