Nearly two dozen former NFL players, including a few former Kansas City Chiefs, will be participating in broadcast bootcamp this offseason. It's a program for NFL players who are looking to further their off-the-field lives after football.
Via the NFL's press release:
Twenty-three NFL players will take part in the NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp, May 12-15 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. This is the second year that the boot camp has been offered as one of several programs developed by NFL Player Engagement to prepare current and former players for post-NFL careers.
The four-day program will focus on improving each player's writing skills for newspapers, radio, and the expanding digital media industry. Industry professionals and Bowling Green faculty will lead players through panel discussions, breakout sessions and writing labs covering everything from press conference prep to ethics in sports journalism.
Among those 23 players participating are several with KC Chiefs ties, including Dunta Robinson, Boomer Grigsby and Corey Mays. My vote in that group would go to Dunta Robinson because he was a good interview when he was with the Chiefs. Some players are trained to give you bland answers; others give you real answers. I always thought Robinson was able to articulate his responses well.