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Not For Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete

Dr. Robert W. Turner II
Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:45-7:00 PM
4154 LSA Building Map
Drawing on personal experience as a former professional football player and
interviews with over 120 current and former NFL players, Robert Turner gets behind
the bravado to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL and why so many
players struggle with life after football. With compassion and objectivity, Dr. Turner
reveals the life and mind of high school, college, and NFL athletes, shedding light on
what might best help players transition successfully out of the sport.

Robert W. Turner II earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University. Dr. Turner played football professionally in the now defunct United States Football League, the Canadian Football League, and briefly in the National Football League.

Dinner provided - RSVP Required! Please RSVP here: https://myumi.ch/a801K

More information on Not For Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete (book) can be found here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/not-for-long-9780199892907?cc=us&lang=en&
Building: LSA Building
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Pre Med, Pre-Health, Social Sciences, Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Sociology