Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a lot of things. He’s an NFL player, obviously. He covered the 2018 Olympics as a correspondent for Radio-Canada. On Tuesday, he’ll add medical doctor to his resume.
Duvernay-Tardif wants his Chiefs jersey to reflect that last accomplishment.
I want to put Duvernay-Tardif M.D. on my jersey,Duvernay-Tardif said, via Aaron Rose of the Kansas City Star. I’ve already started a conversation with the league office and they say that anything is possible.
If I make it to the Pro Bowl in the same year that I graduate from medicine … and win the Super Bowl, then I don’t know what I’m going to do,Duvernay-Tardif said. All my goals will be accomplished.
If you can get through med school successfully while playing in the NFL, you should be able to put any name you want on the back of your jersey. I’d probably go with something less subtle, like, THAT’S DR. DUVERNAY-TARDIF TO YOU,but if Duvernay-Tardif wants to go with Duvernay-Tardif M.D.then the league should honor that.
He studies the taps and recommends a new IPA, from Scofflaw Brewing Co., determined to show off the best Atlanta has to offer.
As the piano intro to Don’t Stop Believin’blares, Lewis beams. It’s game day, and he loves this unpredictability. When his wife told him this morning he’d need to bring Jazz to his Royals game today, a rush of adrenaline passed through him.
That’s what you live for! he shouted. I shut it down for game day. Shut it down early.
He treasures each at-bat, each jump shot and is always an open book to his kids after years of neglect. They all know about the jail time, the bankruptcy and the concussion issues. Part of the reason Lewis is working nonstop is because he isn’t counting on the NFL helping him. At all. Three times he has requested disability from the league. Three times he’s been denied. Part of Lewis thinks the NFL is exacting revenge because he was part of the concussion lawsuit.
But Lewis says the NFL, which did not respond to a request for comment, also considers disabledthe inability to literally function day to day, overlooking cognitive damage. That’s Roger Goodell’s problem with players past.