Wide Deceiver

Having ditched the Hawks after receiving his roster bonus, TK is hiding out in his old Newark 'hood with Zetty, aka the woman who has been supplying him with illegal firearms. Despite the pressure to get TK back on the field, Dr. Dani believes the right approach is to give TK his space. And while Zetty may be softening to TK's advances, she can see through his desire to return to simpler times, which she knows all too well no longer exist.

During the annual Scouting Combine, Dani helps Matt evaluate a rookie wide receiver, Damon Razor, a seventh round draft pick in whom Matt sees a lot more potential than he's displaying at his tryouts. If Matt can find a diamond in the rough, then he can get on Pittman's radar on the personnel side of things. Since Pittman trades the team's first two picks for four lower round picks and "cash considerations," there's more pressure than ever to make a great find...and secure a possible replacement for TK if he doesn't return. But could Damon's "imposter syndrome" run deeper than any of them could've imagined?

Pittman assigns Nico with the nasty task of smoking out possible enemies within the ranks through wiretapping to make sure his soon-to-be ex-wife's lawyers don't have more fodder for the divorce proceedings. But Nico just may have found a way to avoid doing Pittman's dirty (and illegal) work and turn the tables on his boss.

About Necessary Roughness

Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) thought she had it all figured out: she had a beautiful home, a successful husband, two great teenaged kids, and a satisfying career as a psychotherapist. But when she caught her husband cheating, Dani's perfect world began to unravel, and she was forced to find a way to keep her family, her finances, and her sanity intact. Then a romantic encounter with Matt (Marc Blucas), the handsome trainer of the local pro football team, the New York Hawks, leads to the chance for Dani to demonstrate her special brand of "tough love" therapy. Before she can say "Hail Mary," Dani has taken on the team's unpredictable star wide receiver, Terrence "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks), as a patient and has become the most sought-after therapist for pro athletes and other high-profile personalities on Long Island. Even with the ups and downs of being a newly divorced single parent and being employed by a demanding organization with its very own "Fixer"—the mysterious Nico (Scott Cohen)—Dani begins to find her footing.

As football season ramps up once again, Dr. Dani has a whole new batch of issues to tackle, both personally and professionally. Now that she's more deeply invested in the Hawks players' welfare—and in a new relationship with Matt—the pressure is definitely on to hold it all together, all while trying to keep her kids on track. It's a whole new season...and a whole new set of crazy.

Cast & Crew

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