This post originally appeared as a Tweetstorm on July 3rd, 2018.

I will never understand how billionaire team owners have convinced the public that the players, who put their bodies on the line every week and make less than 50% of league revenue, are the “ungrateful” ones.

Considering football’s level…


This post originally appeared on The Player’s Tribune on October 13th, 2017.

Fellow NFL Players,

By now you’ve likely read the commissioner’s letter addressed to NFL executives and have seen reports about the league’s upcoming meetings. It occurs to me that any attempt to respond collectively as players is complicated…


This post originally appeared on The Player’s Tribune on September 2nd, 2016.

The more I read about the controversy surrounding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the national anthem, and his efforts to shine a light on injustice in this country, the more I think about Tommie…


Always a fan of innovation, when I heard about Loftium’s business model, I knew I wanted to learn more. After living in Seattle for several years, and returning regularly to engage with the community and the students in my Nonprofit Foundation, I’ve continued to be actively involved in finding new…


I returned home last night after practice and turned on ESPN to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers face off against New York Knicks. After the final buzzer sounded, LeBron James immediately embraced his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter. …


Anxiety over the Election Is Mirroring Anxiety over Football

If there is one thing just about every single American can agree on, it is that we all cannot wait for this election to be over. In fact, a recent poll found that four out of five Americans wish it was…


Nigeria has been in my heart since childhood. Born in Texas to two Nigerian parents, I grew up celebrating African food and culture, while respecting the discipline that plays a central role in so many Nigerian families. This dual-culture experience makes me who I am today — a proud Nigerian-American.


Continuing my pursuit of the newest tech concepts brought me back to San Francisco for the 2016 Wearable Technologies Conference. I was honored to deliver the Keynote address, When Sports & Technology Collide, to kickoff the second day of the conference.

I spoke about the power of a changed mind…


It’s no secret that I’m passionate about startups and funding companies as they follow through with their innovative, ground-breaking dreams, so I’m particularly excited about a recent trip I took to Silicon Valley.

While there I had the opportunity to visit several notable startups and investment firms, speaking with founders…


As a new Colorado resident, I’m excited to explore my new state and especially the innovative and entrepreneurial community here. Entrepreneurship is a personal passion of mine and I thoroughly enjoy any opportunity to meet leaders in the field and innovators working on new great things. I’m excited to be…

Russell Okung

Left Tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers

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