It was the night after the Super Bowl, and the Superbowl had been canceled.
You didn’t even know if you were going to be able to watch the game again, and you were all still waiting to hear what was happening in the news.
But it didn’t really matter.
You had been left in the dark.
Your Super Bowl ticket had been refunded.
And you had never been in the mood to be with your family for the next four years.
But then, on February 4, 2016, you woke up to the news of your breakup.
You hadn’t been with your ex since September 2013, when he cheated on you.
He was on his way out.
And now, he was gone.
In the days that followed, you would find yourself thinking about the night you spent in the car with your former girlfriend.
How she would be feeling when she got home from work.
How you would feel if you and her had never met.
And then you would think about the days when you had been together, how you had gotten along with each other and loved each other.
You would think, How could this have happened?
The Super Bowl was supposed to be a celebration of football, but instead, it was a celebration for the breakup.
And when your breakup didn’t make the news, you were left with a new, more complex question: How could I be so wrong?
It wasn’t until months later, when you read about the death of Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, that you learned that you weren’t alone.
After Miller died, the news was everywhere.
In one article, someone wrote, “It was the end of a great year for NFL fans.”
The headline on another article read, “The end of the Superdome era.”
But there was no end to the story.
In February of 2018, the Associated Press reported that there had been more than 2,400 NFL players who had died since the first Super Bowl in 2009.
And it was true.
There were about 8,000 players who died during the first year of the new era.
There had been 4,948 players who took their own lives in 2017 alone.
It was a devastating statistic.
But the NFL had done little to help, instead, focusing on the statistics of the players themselves, rather than the numbers of those who had taken their own life.
You may have thought that the NFL was doing everything it could to help players like you, and in fact, they were.
In 2018, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had set aside $1 billion to fight the opioid crisis and the mental health of players, while also working with other organizations like the NFL Players Association and the NFL Foundation to combat the issue.
But when it came to the Superstars, it didn and hasn’t been enough.
And while the NFL made strides in 2018, it wasn’t enough.
The Superstars were treated like a disposable commodity, with little recourse for their own mental health.
The NFL was slow to make the players aware of their rights and, in some cases, even made it harder for them to make their voices heard.
In 2017, the NFL paid out $1.5 million in settlements for players who made claims of mental health problems, but that amount has been reduced to $400,000 since 2018.
There was no accountability for the players who were not paid or even made to feel like they were being held accountable.
The league’s silence was deafening.
And the Superstar who took her own life didn’t know that.
She didn’t want to know that her name was on a list.
She just wanted to know if the Super Stars would do something to help her, because she didn’t feel safe in the NFL anymore.
In December of 2018 the NFL came out with its new concussion policy.
It allowed players to receive up to eight days of treatment for head trauma.
But while the policy was intended to address the issue of head trauma, the league’s lack of accountability for players like Miranda Lambert has made the policy meaningless.
In November of 2018 she was one of only three women to speak out about the violence and bullying she experienced while playing for the New Orleans Saints.
In January of 2019, she wrote an open letter to Goodell, asking him to address domestic violence and to create a safe environment for women.
Lambert said she felt like she had been “trapped in the league” and that she was afraid to speak up.
But on March 13, she took her life.
Lamberts suicide note included an open-ended request for forgiveness from the NFL, as well as a message to the NFL and the league commissioner.
“You are not going to let us down,” the note read.
“No one deserves to be treated this way, no one.
We are here to fight and we are not letting you down.”
In December, a year after Lambert’s suicide,