Help available to players

Len Pasquarelli explores the programs that the NFL has in place to help players deal with a wide range of off-field concerns.

Originally Published: September 28, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the wake of Wednesday's media feeding frenzy, and the reports over whether Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens did or did not attempt suicide by ingesting painkillers, questions have been raised in general about the services that NFL franchises provide to players who might suffer from depression or other mentally debilitating conditions.

The answer: Programs are in place at both the league and team levels, and have been for many years, that are designed to aid players in dealing ...

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