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Ex-NFL DE Kony Ealy Says He Went Through 'Deep Depression' Before Joining XFL

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Kony Ealy has opened up about why he went unsigned through the 2019 NFL season after landing with the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL.

"I had a nervous breakdown," Ealy said in an interview with's Pat Yasinskas. "I went through a deep depression. I didn't talk to anyone. I couldn't work out and I couldn't play football. I couldn't do anything."

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