Tim Shaw played six NFL seasons from 2007-12, the last three with Tennessee.
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) -
In a surprise announcement Tuesday, former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw disclosed he is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the motor neuron disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
"I'm Tim Shaw. A year ago, I was playing NFL football. I've recently been diagnosed with ALS," Shaw said in a video posted on the Titans' official website. "I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease."
After dousing himself with a bucket full of water, in keeping with a recent viral Internet trend which aims to increase awareness of the disease and attract donations, he challenged the Titans organization as well as his alma mater Penn State and its head football coach, James Franklin, to do the same.
Flag fest 2014: NFL is overreaching
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
A flame burns its brightest right before it goes out, a simple notion the NFL could learn a lot from.
The league's popularity is well documented but that's no guarantee things will continue along the same trajectory for the foreseeable future. After all, our country's history is strewn with the corpses of once thriving businesses which failed to evolve or adapt and perished because if it.
Inertia is often the culprit, a failure to think two steps ahead and innovate with the changing times due to current successes that make it seem like the status quo is the best course of action.