Thanks y'all. just had the conversation, as he is wearing his dexta mckwasta signed tshirt, his little eyes teared up. Tough. But thanks for all the good advice.
Hold him close. He still has his real hero--you.
Honesty is the best policy, tell him the truth. Tell him the NFL is a business, and the Titans offered Dexter a promotion with more pay. Tell him Dexter has a family too, including kids he needs to take care of, so he must put his family's needs and future first. Tell him a football career is a short one, and that players must play where they can make the most money while they can, so they can secure their & their family's future once their career is over. :)
Myself, I would go with Connie's advise. I have raised three to teenage status so far. But then, my sons have chose The Vikings and The Rams as their teams...