Making it to the big leagues is the dream of countless athletes, but for playoffs-bound Don Carey, being an NFL player does not fulfill his purpose.
Carey, the 27-year-old Lions safety, has had to endure the same grueling practice and game schedules as the rest of his peers in the NFL. However, he manages to find the time to pursue a masters degree at Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth Township, Michigan, while being a family man to his new wife and soon-to-be newborn son.
Carey married his wife, LaKeisha, last June and the pair are expecting their first son together. Some might question why the young athlete would not wait until his time in the NFL is over to pursue his theological degree, but Carey seems to have no qualms about balancing his workload, which includes heading Don Carey International Ministries with his wife. more >>
The media is still on the edge of their seats waiting and trying to dig up any update or information about the renowned F1 racer Michael Schumacher.
News about the fallen Schumacher shocked not only the sports community but his fans all over the world when he suffered a serious head injury while on a skiing trip with his family in France.
After the tragic accident, the champion was then airlifted to a hospital and was placed in a medically induced coma. After which, he was discharged from Grenoble to undergo further rehabilitation at the University Hospital in Lausanne. In September, Schumi was taken back to his home in Switzerland where he is now under close observation and follow-up treatment. more >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has insisted that he puts God first despite his materialistic ways.
Mayweather, the 37-year-old undefeated boxer, took to Instagram to congratulate his friend, Justin Bieber, 20, on the singer's new jet. While welcoming Bieber to the "jet club," the boxer decided to make it clear that his priorities were not what some may believe.
"Yes, I got a 14 passenger jet. Got to give them another reason to hate, but I will motivate the people that are ambitious and want to be winners in life," Mayweather wrote on Instagram. "I am guilty! I'm materialistic and I'm motivated by money … but GOD is first in my life." more >>
CM Punk shocked WWE fans when he announced that he signed a contract with the UFC and will start competing next year. Now, another WWE star is rumored to be heading back to MMA—Brock Lesnar.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the WWE is currently preparing to deal with the departure of its heavyweight champion.
"The Lesnar people always keep things quiet, but within the company, the belief that he's going back to UFC, and his showing up lighter to TV last week confirmed to people who thought it," he wrote. more >>
WWE star Kevin Nash and his 18-year old son Tristen were arrested on Wednesday, Christmas Eve after getting into a fight at their Florida home.
Nash and Tristen were taken into police custody early in the morning and later released. Both face charges of misdemeanor first degree battery. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
According to WFTV, an attorney who represented the father and son at a court appearance later that afternoon said that the incident was an isolated family matter and won't happen again. more >>
Countless NFL players are focused on helping their teams get to and through the playoffs which is fast approaching, but there were seven Christian athletes in particular who focused on spreading the word of God off of the football field this holiday season.
Athletes for Charity teamed up with seven NFL players to host the "2014 Holiday Bible Giveaway" where premium Tyndale study Bibles were gifted to social media followers of the professional athletes. Don Carey and Andre Fluellen of the Detroit Lions, Ryan Lindley of the Arizona Cardinals, Kawann Short of the Carolina Panthers, Kevin Pamphile and Alterraun Verner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Reggie Walker of the San Diego Chargers all participated in purchasing Bibles that they then gifted to people in unique ways.
Verner, the 26-year-old Buccaneers cornerback, was one of the first NFL players to participate in the initiative when it was created three years ago. The Christian athlete often asks social media followers to share their favorite scriptures before randomly selecting participants to receive a Bible. more >>