Wake-Up Call: Lyerla Wants To Land In Philly

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INDIANAPOLIS — You could hardly see Colt Lyerla through the thicket of reporters and cameras. ┬áHe was seated at a round table inside the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday, surrounded by a large contingent of media that were firing off one probing question after the next. Once through the throng there he was, face flush, ┬áhands clasped tightly together in between his knees, revisiting a past that he is trying to escape.

“Probably the night I spent in jail,” responded Lyerla, when asked about the moment he realized his football career might be over. “That was huge for me, and like I said, it gave me time to self-reflect and realize that’s a place I never want to be again.” Read more »