Tim McKyer, 12-year NFL Veteran, Set to Speak Tuesday in Rovere Room

April 4, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former NFL cornerback and three-time Super Bowl champion Tim McKyer will come to Wake Forest for speaking engagements on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8. McKyer will discuss career path decisions, life in the NFL, family life, finances and handling personal relationships while being a professional athlete.

McKyer, 42, will talk about his experiences in family court as a divorced father battling to win custody of his two sons. He will also discuss the impact of growing up without a father in his own life.

McKyer will speak at the Rovere Room on the second floor of the Miller Center, Tuesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. until noon. Student-athletes are encouraged to attend. The session is open to the public. A question and answer session will follow McKyer's speech.

The Texas-native recently spoke to groups in Charleston, West Virginia and appeared for a series of events sponsored by Men and Women Against Discrimination, the Domestic Violence Counseling Center, Healing Through Creativity and the Black Ministerial Alliance, all in a bid to draw attention to a family court system McKyer and supporters say is broken.

McKyer's 12-year NFL career included stays with the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers.

McKyer, who currently resides in Charlotte, N.C., has fought eight years for 50-50 shared parenting of his two sons and told the Princeton Times, "I'll do eight more."

McKyer will also speak before Dr. Linda Nielson's class Monday, April 7. Dr. Nielson is the president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children (ACFC) and a professor of Adolescent Psychology and Women's Studies at Wake Forest.

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