Latest News on What’s Happening Off the Field With Top NFL Players
Each week pro football players battle it out in stadiums across the country, but often the biggest stories happen after the game has been won or lost. The show WAGS on the E! Network has brought the drama of NFL players’ personal lives off the field into the spotlight this football season. The show gave fans another perspective of the challenges players face at home and in the media as they work to stay healthy, negotiate contracts and get ready for the next season.
This year, more and more fans are turning to DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket for all-around access to the world of football. Click here for TV in Irvine and other specific cities to stay up to date with all the latest news on your favorite players. For today’s top stories keep reading to get details on which NFL players are currently making headlines.
Deadly MRSA Infection Sidelines Daniel Fells
After ongoing problems with a past injury, the Giants’ tight end Daniel Fells has been hospitalized due to a potentially deadly MRSA infection. On October 2nd a 104-degree temperature prompted Fells’ wife to take him to the emergency room. Doctors discovered the cause was a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection that required immediate attention. Fells was moved to the Intensive Care Unit and has since undergone multiple surgeries in an attempt to eradicate the infection before it causes more harm.
Fells problems started several weeks ago after he suffered a toe injury and then an ankle injury for which he received cortisone shots. Doctors are now trying to determine if the infection has gotten into the bone, which may require Fells’ foot to be amputated to prevent the MRSA from getting into his blood. Should that happen it can lead to life-threatening organ failure.
Focus Falls on NFL Players With the Most Lucrative Endorsements
Many NFL players make as much or money off the field through lucrative endorsement deals. Forbes has just released their list of nine NFL players that earned $5 million or more this year from endorsements. Topping the list is Payton Manning with $12 million. He’s signed on to promote DIRECTV, Papa John’s International, Nationwide, Gatorade and Nike. His brother Eli Manning comes in at 3rd with $8 million a year in endorsements.
Forbes’ list came just a day after Business Insider published a roster of the highest paid player on each NFL team. Because of the way salary caps are used in the NFL, players that have recently signed to a new team usually have the highest earnings of the year thanks to hefty bonuses. This year that honor goes to the San Diego Chargers new QB Phillip Rivers with his contract of $15 million a year and a $22.5 million signing bonus.
DeAngelo Williams’ Shows His Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
All of the NFL shows support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, but there is no bigger proponent on and off the field than DeAngelo Williams, the star running back of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams has been personally affected by the disease, losing his mother and four aunts to breast cancer. He has made headlines this week after requesting to don pink throughout the 2015 NFL season. Williams has already shot a commercial for the NFL in which he states pink is not a color but a culture. Even if Williams can’t continue to wear pink on his uniform there’s a good chance he’ll find another way to work it in as he did with his hairstyle last season.