Myer Logistics: Why I want to retire from the NFL
A retired NFL defensive end, who is still trying to get his life back together, says he can no longer be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles because he wants to focus on the football field.
Myer Logiscs departure from the team comes after he was accused of sexual assault by two women in 2014, one of whom was a friend.
He was suspended for the season and fined $50,000 for violating team rules by not reporting the alleged incident to authorities, which led to his suspension and a $30,000 fine.
He played in five games for the Eagles before leaving to start his own business, the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Randy Gregory, said Monday.
Gregory said Myer’s business, which specializes in helping former players and their families, has been in business for 15 years and that Myer would continue to do business.
“I’m sure it will work out,” Gregory said.
“Myer has been very professional throughout this process.
He’s always taken care of us.
We’re just hoping for a good outcome.”
A source familiar with Myer and the team told The Associated Press that Myers’ relationship with the Eagles was strained.
Myers has said he and his wife are trying to work out a resolution.
Gregories said he is still looking for work, but the Cowboys said they were unaware of Myer or his business.
The NFLPA announced that Myes departure came as a result of the sexual assault allegations against him.
A source told the AP that Myerman has filed a civil lawsuit against the Eagles, the team and Gregory.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the suit was not publicly released.
MyER is a three-time Pro Bowler, who started 15 games for Philadelphia.
He was selected by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft and was a member for three seasons.
He spent the next five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
In the six seasons before leaving the Eagles for Gregory, Myer was a four-time NFL All-Pro.
He is considered a first-round draft pick by many analysts.
The Cowboys announced Myer is out of contract, and that the team will offer him a one-year deal worth $2.4 million.
Gregorian said Myers will have an option to opt out of his contract.
“He has done so in a way that allows him to make some sort of decision,” Gregory told The AP.
“We don’t have a lot of leverage over him.
He needs to go find something that’s more meaningful and work that out.
We have the ability to do that.”