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Former NFL RB Jamaal Charles Talks Depression, Suicidal Thoughts After Retirement

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Former NFL running back Jamaal Charles says he had suicidal thoughts and depression after his retirement from the NFL.

"I just went into basically a dark side. Nobody reaching out to guide me out to transition to life after football," Charles said on the Second Acts podcast. "I went to work with investment people and it didn't go well. I started to lose money, so I started to get really depressive and suicidal."

Charles retired from the NFL in 2019 after playing 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars.