This column comes to you live from our annual NFL players' union meeting in Maui. Each team has one union "rep," as the lingo goes, who serves as a liaison between the NFLPA and each individual roster. Each rep comes down here once a year to gather all the key directives that we then disseminate to our teammates back home. The trip, in reality, is one part business, one part education, and, yes, one part leisure. At the beach, leisure for me usually involves some golf and a pina colada. Right now, it involves sitting on my porch and checking in with my buddies at the TheStreet.com.Being that market hours start here at 3:30 AM, I am going to use this week to talk about my investments in a more general sense than in my previous columns. This is only my second year representing the Bears as the union rep. In both years, I have found myself reflecting on my career to this point. I came into the NFL just hoping to make a roster. Getting cut from the Green Bay Packers in my first year probably meant that a long career was not in the cards. Yet, here I am heading into my sixth year and sitting on the porch in beautiful Maui on a "work" trip with some of the best and brightest across the league.
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