With the NFL Lockout firmly in place, football players have plenty of free time on their hands. But for Denver Broncos safety David Bruton, he decided to take that time and turn it into substitute teaching, as the Denver Post profiles on Monday.
With his political science degree (obtained in 2009) from Notre Dame, Bruton received his substitute teaching license in April and has filled in for a second-grade class and some high school ones as well. If this lockout continues into the fall, Bruton may be quite busy teaching. But with school out now, maybe a short trip out to Denver for a practice or two with his teammates is in order.
Not every story during the lockout is that positive. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sees something more ominous on the horizon if the league doesn't start up again in the fall.
As he recently said in an ESPN interview:
"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
You know, because people will have nothing to do on Sunday's from 11 a.m. MT to 6 p.m. MT. Lewis believes that many people live vicariously through the NFL There's some logical hurdles to overcome if you want to buy into that. However, Lewis does sound sensible when he claims that pride is what is prolonging the lockout. If either side gives in, pride will be hurt. But a prolonged lockout could turn away the fans, and that (the loss of fan support and money) will hurt a bit more than some wounded pride.