NEWS BRIEF: Falcons player Calvin Ridley taking time off for mental health

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Calvin Ridley
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Calvin Ridley
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has announced he is taking a break from football to address his mental health. “These past few weeks have been very challenging and as much as I’d like to be on the field competing with my teammates, I need to step away from football at this time and focus on my mental wellbeing,” he said on Twitter on Sunday, the same day he missed his second game of the season to handle a personal matter. “This will help me be the best version of myself now and in the future.” thehill.com