Introducing “The Grind” a JZ Media series with Ottawa Redblacks’ DeVonte Dedmon

Since DeVonte Dedmon came to Ottawa in 2019, he has always been making his presence felt on the football field. Playing in 22 games over the span of 3 CFL seasons, he’s gained an all-purpose 3,674 and scored 6 total touchdowns. His success on the field has put his name in the record books, won him awards, and most importantly gave him a platform.

This off-season, leading into the 2023 CFL season Dedmon wants to take full advantage of that platform he has built for himself, starting a series with JZ Media and Psychletes called “The Grind”. “The Grind to me is for me to use my platform, not really to raise awareness but more to show what athletes do outside of their sports.” he told Jordan Zlomislic, “I want this not only to be about me, but I want to give my teammates and people around me a voice off of the field and show that we are more than athletes. I hate the ‘shut up and dribble’ stuff, so I want to give people a look into the locker room, where we talk about more than sports. We talk about financial literacy, mental health, starting businesses, and all of these different aspects of life that aren’t really talked about in sports, so this is kind of that escape that we need as athletes in the media.”

Episode zero of Dedmon’s series, “The Grind” is out now through JZ Media and Psychletes, where he talks on his background from Williamsburg, Virginia, his journey to Ottawa and his current off-season grind in Ottawa.

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