'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Even before Darren Howard entered the NFL, the defensive end had dreams of being in the music business. He was a DJ in high school and by the time he was in college, he had created a "rag-tag" recording studio in the basement of his home.
Donovan McNabb wears different colors. Brian Westbrook is job-hunting. Sheldon Brown and other veterans are gone, too.
But Mr. Howard admitted he hasn't yet had what he'd call success, calling the music industry "fickle."
"Hopefully it works out. I'm not looking to knock nothing out the park, I'm not trying to be Puffy or even Ryan Leslie," he said with a smile. "I just want to make good music, make some money, add something to the community and provide some jobs, and that would be something I would be happy doing."