The 55-year-old former quarterback is worried about his future even as he revealed some lurid elements of his past.
”There were behaviors that were just bizarre,” Rypien said in an article published Friday in The Spokesman-Review newspaper and also broadcast on KHQ-TV of Spokane.
His wife, Danielle, said she has also worried about Rypien’s future.
”I remember thinking, `Oh my God, he’s going to end up in a home Cheap Tarvarius Moore Jersey ,”’ Danielle said. ”I didn’t want him running around the street with a shopping cart.”
Rypien was a record-breaking high school quarterback in Spokane and then a star at nearby Washington State. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1986 and played until 2002.
Since then, he appeared outwardly to live a comfortable life in Spokane.
But he said that was not the case.
”My story is impactful because people see me in a different light. I want them to see me in an accurate light,” Rypien said. ”I’ve been down the darkest path. I’ve made some horrible, horrible mistakes. But I’ve given myself a chance to progress forward.”
Rypien, who led the Redskins to victory in the 1992 Super Bowl over Buffalo and was picked as the MVP, said he played organized football for 26 years and figures he suffered several concussions.
”People think you have to be knocked out to have a concussion,” Rypien said. ”There are hundreds of times you shake it off and get back in there. It’s all about the cumulative hits. That’s what cause brain damage.”
Rypien said he suffers from depression Authentic Terrell Edmunds Jersey , anxiety and isolation. Outwardly social, ”I can’t wait to get home and be alone,” he said.