Terry Crews offered a beautifully honest explanation of why it’s so easy for professional athletes to turn violent in their personal lives during a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday.
“To get to be a professional athlete, it takes anger. You have to be angry, because somebody counts you out, and they said, ‘You’ll never make it, you won’t do it,’ and that gets you up at four in the morning. You work out for three, four hours on anger. There’s power in anger. The problem is when you make it, you’re still angry,” he said.
Dangerous aggression among NFL players has become a national conversation amid the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals, and Crews understands that aggression first hand based on his years as an NFL player.
Read Terry Crews’ insight on anger and athletes at BlackVoices.com