Entrepreneur, philanthropist, NFL linebacker, author, TV host, explorer – these are just a few of the many words used to describe Dhani Jones. Jones began his career as an NFL linebacker, playing with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals. For most, the NFL is a career, but for Jones it was just a jumping off point.
In 2010, Dhani launched his philanthropic endeavor, BowTie Cause, designing signature bow ties for organizations around the country. He has also since become partner of two advertising agencies; PROCLAMATION based in Cincinnati, and VMG-Creative in New York. His entrepreneurial spirit has continued to push him in new directions, adding Qey Capital and Hyur Staffing Services to his roster.
The well-spoken Jones is also an author, writing his travelogue/memoir, “The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around the World Sports Odyssey,” in 2011. Recapping his rise to NFL fame, as well as his time as a host of Travel Channel’s original series, “Dhani Tackles the Globe,” “The Sportsman” allowed Dhani to discover that sports have the universal ability to open windows into culture, define a destination, and unlock common passion in people that is as different as it is familiar.
Dhani is currently the host of Playbook 360 on Spike TV.