January 28, 2013
T.O, Hines Ward find life after leaving NFL
By BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency
Both left the glamour and the glare of publicity that is the NFL, grudgingly.
But, apparently there is life after football in the sporting world for Hines Ward and Terrell Owens.
After a celebrated career, Owens has struggled to find a new direction and meaning in life. But, he seems to be getting it together. Ward, meantime, may actually be getting more face-time now than when he was catching balls for the Steelers.
There was Dancing With the Stars, he’s worked as a commentator for both college and NFL games and he’s a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. And, now, he’s in training for the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.
“I’ve always wanted to be known for more than just being a football player,” Ward said before heading to swim lessons to prepare for the Ironman, which takes place in October. “I’ve been busier now than when I was in football ... This past football season, I traveled all over the world.