Offseason Brings New Business and Philanthropy Opportunities for Steelers Players

Pittsburgh Steelers players Ike Taylor and Myron Rolle spent their offseason pursuing interests outside of football. Taylor focused on developing two new businesses, while Rolle spent his offseason marching in a women’s rights rally in New York and meeting President Obama.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 26, 2012) – As the Pittsburgh Steelers take part in training camp, cornerback Ike Taylor and safety Myron Rolle have plenty to share about their offseasons.

When they weren’t training with speed and conditioning coach Tom Shaw at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla., the two were busy pursuing opportunities in business development and humanitarian efforts.

Taylor spent his offseason building his business portfolio, designing clothes for his sports apparel line and developing a line of nutrition bars. He also hosted his annual football camp for FaceMeIke, Taylor’s foundation that supports youth athletes.

Rolle, a former Rhodes Scholar, spent his last two offseasons on a number of humanitarian efforts. He traveled to the Republic of the Congo in 2011 with former President Bill Clinton as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Lead program to help displaced refugees. This offseason, he had dinner with President Obama and participated in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in support of women’s rights.