“NFL Characters Unite” on USA Network Friday, Feb. 8, includes NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald, Jameel McClain, Troy Polamalu and Justin Tuck discussing how they overcame prejudice, bullying and discrimination.
The second annual NFL Characters Unite documentary airs on USA Network Friday, Feb. 8, at 7pm ET as part of the network’s Characters Unite Month to stand up to intolerance, bigotry, bullying, discrimination and hatred. The NFL has partnered with Characters Unite for this documentary special, featuring stories from players Larry Fitzgerald, Jameel McClain, Troy Polamalu and Justin Tuck. From the Characters Unite press release:
On Friday, February 8 at 7/6c, USA will premiere the 2nd annual “NFL Characters Unite” documentary, in partnership with the National Football League and narrated by NBC Sports’ Cris Collinsworth. This year, the documentary shares the journeys of Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl MVP wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu and New York Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck, who describe how they overcame prejudice and discrimination. Each player also talks about helping a young person facing similar adversity.
The documentary, created by The Hochberg Ebersol Company and executive produced by company co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Justin W. Hochberg, was produced by Paul Pawlowski and P3 Entertainment and directed by Ezra Edelman (HBO’s “Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals”).