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Mental health, gay issues at NFL Combine, media follies

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Matt Gajtka

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The Sports Omnivore returns to take an unconventional look at the world of athletics. City of Champions co-editor Matt Gajtka digs into issues from outside the arenas and stadiums in this week's episode, starting with the mental health challenges of being an elite athlete. Recent comments from Michael Jordan and Rick DiPietro remind us of the difficulties competitors can have when the lights shut off, whether due to injury or retirement. Also, the presence of Manti Te'o at the NFL Combine renews the discussion of major sports leagues' readiness for gay athletes, but teams must be careful in their pre-draft screenings. Matt also asks if any publicity is good publicity for the NHL, plus he exposes his Cliche of the Week!