Ex-NFL star Williams behind new Freedom Football League

Every other soccer league is within the works and previous NFL gamers similar to Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens are at the back of it.

FILE PHOTO: Forged member Ricky Williams poses after a panel for “The New Superstar Apprentice” in Common Town, California, December nine, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The Freedom Soccer League doesn’t have a release season however Williams stated it could start with 10 groups and would play video games in spring and summer time.

“The aim of this league … is ready group and the advance of gamers,” Williams informed ESPN’s Out of doors The Strains. “… In eager about growing this league, I sought after to create a league that I may have stayed in and been at ease and in point of fact thrived.

“The NFL began a very long time in the past, and because then a large number of issues have modified. And we need to create a league that’s able for that fluctuate and invite some extra of it.”

The FFL stated in a press unlock that gamers will likely be inspired to “cope with society’s demanding situations in terms of social justice, wealth disparity, well being and wellness and extra hot-button problems they’re captivated with.”

The league stated gamers will even obtain “everlasting and dependable holistic well being and wellness reinforce off and on the sector.”

“We’re looking to broaden younger males,” Williams stated on OTL. “You’ll be able to’t remove their voice and be expecting them to broaden. … Once I grew up gazing soccer, I in point of fact sought after to be like Jim Brown, no longer as a result of what he did on a box, however as a result of he may just take that platform and feature a voice.

“And so, once I were given to the NFL, anticipating that to be the case, anytime a large social factor got here up, we had been informed, ‘Be quiet. … It’s a distraction.’ And so, in point of fact, (we’re) converting the dialog.”

The league’s first 10 groups would be the Birmingham Kings, Connecticut Underground, Florida Robust, Oakland Panthers, Ohio Avid gamers, Oklahoma Town Energy, Portland Growth, St. Louis Independence, San Diego Warriors and Texas Revolution.

Some of the different former NFL gamers concerned within the FFL are Simeon Rice, Jeff Garcia, Byron Chamberlain and Dexter Jackson.

Williams received the Heisman Trophy for Texas in 1998 and rushed for 10,009 yards for 3 NFL groups from 1999-2011. He’s considered one of 31 gamers to surpass 10,000 profession yards.

Two different skilled leagues are within the works. The Alliance of American Soccer starts play on Feb. nine whilst the XFL is slated to start out play in Feb. 2020.

—Box Degree Media

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