Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT North Palm Beach, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in North Palm Beach, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth.CNN —Massive Hurricane Nicole was dumping rain on Florida Wednesday night as the storm bore down on the east coast of the Sunshine State, threatening to bring damaging winds and heavy precipitation to some places still...
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Massive Hurricane Nicole was dumping rain on Florida Wednesday night as the storm bore down on the east coast of the Sunshine State, threatening to bring damaging winds and heavy precipitation to some places still recovering from Hurricane Ian.
Earlier the storm battered the Bahamas while strengthening from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane.
The eye of Nicole is expected to make landfall on the Florida coast late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Nicole is on a path to be the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States in November in nearly 40 years.
Here are the latest developments:
• Nicole has sustained winds of up to 75 mph after passing over the Bahamas.
• Tropical storm-force winds extend up to 485 miles from Nicole’s center, the hurricane center said. The enormous wind field – wider than that of stronger Ian on its Florida approach – means nearly the whole state will feel winds of 39 mph or greater from Nicole.
• More than 5.3 million people are under hurricane warnings and 4.1 million are under a hurricane watch.
• Around 3 to 8 inches are possible from the northwestern Bahamas to the eastern, central and northern portions of Florida. About 2 to 6 inches are expected from parts of the US southeast to the southern and central Appalachians and western mid-Atlantic through Friday, the hurricane center said.
• Coastal water levels could rise by as much as 6 feet above normal tide in the northwestern Bahamas, and up to 5 feet from Florida’s North Palm Beach to Georgia’s Altamaha Sound. Up to 4 feet of surge is possible to the south and north of that range, including through parts of South Carolina’s coast.
• The St. John’s River, which flooded in some areas after Hurricane Ian, was approaching major flood stage near Astor and moderate flood stage near DeLand.
CNN meteorologist Haley Brink and CNN’s Joe Sutton, Aya Elamroussi, Denise Royal, Leyla Santiago, Jason Hanna contributed to this report.
UPDATE: Hurricane Nicole is bringing dangerous storm surge and strong winds to Grand Bahama Island. The storm gained strength, now 75 mile per hour winds.Current speed and position:LOCATION...26.5N 77.9WABOUT 55 MI...90 KM E OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLANDABOUT 135 MI...220 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/HMINIMUM CEN...
UPDATE: Hurricane Nicole is bringing dangerous storm surge and strong winds to Grand Bahama Island. The storm gained strength, now 75 mile per hour winds.
Current speed and position:
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM E OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
ABOUT 135 MI...220 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB...29.09 INCHES
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* The Abacos, Berry Islands, and Grand Bahama Island in the northwestern Bahamas
* Boca Raton to Flagler/Volusia County Line Florida
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Bimini in the northwestern Bahamas
* Hallandale Beach Florida to Boca Raton Florida
* Flagler/Volusia County Line Florida to South Santee River South Carolina
* North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass Florida
* Lake Okeechobee
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* North Palm Beach Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia
* Mouth of the St. Johns River to Georgetown Florida
* Anclote River Florida to Ochlockonee River Florida
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Hallandale Beach to Boca Raton Florida
* Lake Okeechobee
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass Florida
* South of North Palm Beach to Hallandale Beach Florida
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to South Santee River South Carolina
The center of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 77.9 West. Nicole is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Thursday, and north or north-northeast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Nicole will move near or over Grand Bahama Island in the northwestern Bahamas this afternoon and evening, and move onshore the east coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area tonight. Nicole's center is then expected to move across central and northern Florida into southern Georgia Thursday and Thursday night, and into the Carolinas Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected this evening, and Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane before it reaches the east coast of Florida tonight. Nicole is expected to weaken while moving across Florida and the southeastern United States Thursday through Friday, and it is likely to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday afternoon.
Nicole is a large tropical storm. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 485 miles (780 km) from the center especially to the north of the center. A NOAA Coastal Marine Observing Site at Settlement Point on the west end of Grand Bahama Island has recently reported sustained winds of 40 mph (64 km/h) and a wind gust of 54 mph (87 km/h). A private weather station on Elbow Cay, just east of Great Abaco Island, recently reported sustained winds of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a wind gust of 64 mph (103 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).
WIND: Hurricane and tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the northwestern Bahamas through tonight. Tropical storm conditions will continue along portions of the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina in the warning areas into Thursday. Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in Florida tonight or Thursday morning. Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area tonight. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area along the west coast of Florida by this evening or tonight.
* North Palm Beach Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia including the St. Johns River to the Fuller Warren Bridge...3 to 5 ft
* Anclote River to Ochlockonee River...3 to 5 ft
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to the South Santee River South Carolina...2 to 4 ft
* St. Johns River south of the Fuller Warren Bridge to Georgetown Florida...2 to 4 ft
* Hallandale Beach to North Palm Beach...2 to 4 ft
* Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass...2 to 4 ft
* Englewood to Anclote River including Tampa Bay...1 to 3 ft
* North of Ocean Reef to Hallandale Beach including Biscayne Bay...1 to 2 ft
* South Santee River to Surf City North Carolina...1 to 2 ft
Northwest Bahamas into the eastern, central and northern portions of the Florida Peninsula: 3 to 5 inches with local maxima of 8 inches.
Southeast into the southern and central Appalachians, western Mid-Atlantic, and eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio: 2 to 4 inches with local maxima of 6 inches along the Blue Ridge.
Northern Mid-Atlantic into New England: 1 to 4 inches.
BRANDON, SD – Nov. 18, 2022 – Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the Palm Beach Shores Fire Department has taken delivery of a Spartan Emergency Response S-180 Pumper. It marks the first delivery from new Spartan Emergency Response dealer REV Technical Center in Florida.Key features of the Spartan Custom Pumper include:This pumper will serve an area with single and multi-family residential structures, high-rise buildings...
BRANDON, SD – Nov. 18, 2022 – Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the Palm Beach Shores Fire Department has taken delivery of a Spartan Emergency Response S-180 Pumper. It marks the first delivery from new Spartan Emergency Response dealer REV Technical Center in Florida.
Key features of the Spartan Custom Pumper include:
This pumper will serve an area with single and multi-family residential structures, high-rise buildings, commercial properties and several marinas in Palm Beach Shores. It will be used by the department for fire suppression, EMS response, technical rescue, auto extrication and water rescue.
“Safety and efficiency were paramount in the decision to purchase this pumper,” said Palm Beach Shores Fire Chief Trevor Steedman. “The engineering features were well thought out and construction was top quality. We are looking forward to this Spartan pumper providing reliable service for many years to come.”
“Chief Steedman and his dedicated volunteer firefighters serve a community in a uniquely traditional method in the heart of a Florida coastal beach environment. With our REV RTC® partner, we are grateful to provide a Spartan ER S-180 pumper to the department for reliable service through the next generation of residents and visitors,” said Chris Wade, Spartan Director of Sales.
About Spartan Emergency Response
Spartan Emergency Response, comprised of REV Group subsidiaries Spartan Fire, LLC, Smeal SFA, LLC, Smeal LTC, LLC and Smeal Holding, LLC, is a North American leader in the emergency response market and offers brands including Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Spartan Fire Chassis, Smeal, and Ladder Tower. Spartan Emergency Response vehicles are well known for safety, quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The company operates facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Several families have turned to the Action News Investigative Team after they say they were sold a football prep program by a former NFL player that didn't deliver on its promises.Three local families sent their four teenagers to Florida. They said they expected a program that would help elevate their football game film and lead to a Division 1 scholarship. Instead, they say they got hollow excuses.The kids spent years working on the gridiron. They had dreams of a football future, but for most of them, th...
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Several families have turned to the Action News Investigative Team after they say they were sold a football prep program by a former NFL player that didn't deliver on its promises.
Three local families sent their four teenagers to Florida. They said they expected a program that would help elevate their football game film and lead to a Division 1 scholarship. Instead, they say they got hollow excuses.
The kids spent years working on the gridiron. They had dreams of a football future, but for most of them, they ended up on I-95 at North Palm Beach Prep in Florida after graduating high school from Salem High in Salem, New Jersey. And their parents say they're out thousands of dollars.
"I got ripped off, definitely," said Laquendala Bentley.
"Out of this whole experience he got a big heartbreak," added Lester Coleman.
Football prep schools are programs designed to allow players extra time after high school to grow academically and athletically, often to build highlight videos and improve college entrance exams to get an athletic scholarship.
"He's using that he's an ex-football player from the Raiders and that's how he's drawing the people in, and that's not right," said one parent.
North Palm Beach Prep was owned by former Los Angeles Raiders defensive back Derrick Crudup Sr.
"He's using that he's an ex-football player from the Raiders and that's how he's drawing the people in, and that's not right," said Stella St. John-Coleman.
Lester Coleman and his wife Stella, of Newark, Delaware, signed up their son, Lee Jr., at North Palm Beach Prep in the summer of 2021.
They said Crudup Sr. charged $4,400. The contract included program tuition, academic support, and a 10-game schedule.
"His personality was kind of like a used car salesman," said Coleman.
The Colemans previewed the program with a trip to Boca Raton. They toured the beautiful grounds of Florida Atlantic University where they say Crudup Senior told them they'd play games. They checked out Johnnie O's, which is a famous training facility for professional athletes where they said they were told the kids would train.
"That was a big selling point," added Coleman.
Instead, the families said they practiced on a Pop Warner field and only played only three games, not at Florida Atlantic but rather at a local high school. And that gym didn't happen.
"We expected to be working out at a nice facility where the outdoor weight room, turf fields, all that, but we got a YMCA," said North Palm Beach Attendee Amir Monsour.
"What was promised wasn't given," said Bentley.
But more importantly for Laquendala Bently, and her son, Amir, was the ACT and SAT prep classes they say Crudup Sr. claimed were part of the program.
Amir was trying to polish his academic resume for college.
Crudup's sales brochure states players must attend classes three times a week, and "do exactly as our academic advisor tells you in order to make the process work."
"Was there any ACT and SATs prep classes?" asked Action News investigative reporter Chad Pradelli.
"No, not at all," said Monsour.
"You were expecting that?" asked Pradelli.
"Yeah," Monsour added.
The sales brochure talked about shuttles to workouts and game film sessions. They say they also got none of that.
Bentley paid more than $15,000 for her son and friend to attend the program.
"I couldn't use that money to send him to a local college," Bentley added.
"There was nothing. No test prep. No real true training," said Coleman.
The parents said Crudup Sr. allegedly blamed Covid for many of the program's problems. He has since left Florida and taken his prep school model up to Atlanta, Georgia and created ATL Prep.
"Hello, this is Derrick Crudup again -- former Oklahoma Sooner, former Los Angeles Raider and head football coach of The ATL Collegiate Prep," said Crudup Sr. in a promotional Twitter video.
Crudup Sr. has refused to comment to Action News.
Our sister station in Atlanta attempted to track him down for comment but failed to do so.
"Recruiting is the lifeblood of any successful program. I have been on the phone for two months lining up college coaches to come to ATL Prep to watch you practice, watch your game and interview and talk with you," added Crudup Sr. in a promotional video.
Coach Jonathan Page said he was initially hired at ATL Prep as the head coach. But he said he soon sensed problems.
"When the parents were in Palm Beach Prep telling us things and we was defending him," said Page. "And then things started to kind of turn out the same way right in front of our eyes."
Page said the program lacked adequate facilities as promised. He and Crudup Sr. went their separate ways after the program head questioned his recruiting efforts.
"If I'm a player or parent, I'm gonna want to come see what I'm paying for first. I'm not just gonna come and hand you money," said Page. "So he got offended by that."
Coach Sherman Adams coached for Crudup Sr. and North Palm Beach Prep in 2020 when the program was initially launched in Port St. Lucie.
Adams alleged Crudup Sr. also failed to pay referees for games, packed players into a house with mattresses on the floor with glass doors boarded.
"The apartment buildings, the training facility, the college, the offices and the football field -- that's what he really sold us on, and we didn't have any of that," said Adams.
Adams said Crudup Sr. didn't even have water bottles for practice, which a player's parent eventually purchased. And the team had no trainer.
"You got to have a trainer, man. I mean, kids getting hurt, you know, what are you gonna do? You gotta have a trainer," added Adams
Adams said both he and the other coaches didn't get paid despite Crudup Sr. getting paid more than $20,000 in federal funds under the Paycheck Protection Program.
In the end, he said the 2020 team only played six games, instead of the 10 scheduled, but he proudly said they went undefeated.
"He broke some kids' hearts," said Adams. "He destroyed some kids' dreams man."
Court documents also reveal the Merraine Group sued Crudup Sr. in 2020 for unpaid rent on an office space he used for North Palm Beach Prep's offices. It received a default judgment.
The company's President tells Action News Crudup Sr. never paid any rent and took all the company's desks, chairs artwork and filing cabinets. They said he even took the light bulbs and toilet paper when he left.
The Colemans and Bentley told Action News their boys' 2021 season at North Palm Beach Prep also ended abruptly when their sons called saying they were being kicked out of their hotel for lack of payment.
It's unclear if the lack of payment was due to Crudup Sr. or some players.
"So it was panicking because it's so far away, last minute, you know?" said St. James-Coleman.
Eventually, their boys got home. They returned with broken promises and shattered dreams.
Lee Jr. is playing football at Kutztown University.
Another player is at a community college in Kansas, while the others are currently out of the game.
"It was a learning experience. Our thing now is like, for families and kids going forward. And I'm (going to) let everybody know what's going on," said Coleman.
"You're really hurting the kids," added Bentley. "Kids who expected to have a better opportunity, lost that opportunity because we entrusted him to provide something that we thought would better their chances of D1 or D2 college."
The parents said they took their complaints to the Florida Attorney General, but the complaint went nowhere.
They are warning anyone thinking of signing up for a postgraduate football prep school to do their due diligence.
Action News contacted Crudup Sr. for a comment, but he has not responded.
Conditions continue to remain quiet in the Atlantic, with no tropical cyclones expected over the next five days, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.The first of two cold fronts is bringing cooler weather to Florida this morning, bringing relief from abo...
The first of two cold fronts is bringing cooler weather to Florida this morning, bringing relief from above-average temperatures.
With the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season less than two weeks away — Nov. 30 — conditions are making it unlikely that another storm could form.
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Late-season storms typically form in the Caribbean, according to AccuWeather chief meteorologist Bernie Rayno. Dry air and wind sheer in the area currently make development difficult.
Even if one were to develop over the coming days, a trough in the jet stream would steer it into the Atlantic and away from the U.S., Rayno said.
Owen is the next name of the season.
A cold front that moved down the state Wednesday is bringing welcome relief from above-average temperatures, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Overnight temperatures across North and Central Florida were expected to drop into the 30s and 40s, with temperatures in South Florida reaching the 50s and 60s. Chances of frost are forecast to increase across the Panhandle Thursday night, with temperatures dropping into the 30s.
Rain chances are expected to increase later in the week for Central and South Florida.
The cold front is expected to stall over South Florida today. A few showers are possible along the Treasure Coast, Southeast Florida, and the Keys as it pushes southward this morning.
Temperatures will drop again Thursday night as a strong area of high pressure continues to bring cold and dry air to the state.
Several areas in North Florida will see temperatures down in the low to mid 30s, increasing the chance for frost late Thursday and early Friday morning. Colder air will sink south, with temperatures in the 40s just north of the I-4 corridor. South of the I-4 corridor, temperatures will drop into the 50s and 60s in South Florida.
A second cold front will approach from the west overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, bringing another round of cooler and drier air.
The front could bring scattered showers over Central and South Florida Saturday morning and into the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies return across the state by the afternoon. High temperatures in the upper 50s to 60s across the Panhandle and 70s for the rest of the state are expected.
AAA is predicting more than 54 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. That's approaching pre-pandemic levels.
Almost 49 million are expected to drive to their destinations, and could face record high gas prices. On Thanksgiving Day, the national average for gas is projected to be $3.68 per gallon, about 20 cents higher than last year's Thanksgiving, according to a recent report by GasBuddy.
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The last record-high for Thanksgiving gas prices was in 2012, with a national average of $3.44.
More than 4 million will be flying, an increase of more than 330,000 travelers over 2021.
If you're driving, expect severe congestion on highways in and around Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, according to INRIX, a transportation analytics firm.
To avoid the most hectic times, INRIX recommends traveling early in the morning on Wednesday or before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Avoid peak times between 4 and 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The biggest trouble spot in terms of weather on Nov. 23 will be the western U.S., including such cities as Seattle, Salt Lake City and Denver, according to AccuWeather.
"We are expecting big travel disruptions from wet, windy and snowy weather in the Northwest and Northern California," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok said. "This intense weather will extend east into the northern Rockies."
Chilly but dry weather is expected farther east, including New York City, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta.
A cold front interacting with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico could bring rain and thunderstorms over parts of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley. This could lead to delays for motorists as well as those traveling by air, according to AccuWeather.
Here's the latest tropical update from the NHC as of 7 a.m. Nov. 17:
While nothing tropical is expected to develop over the next several days, forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
The peak of the season was Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.
See the National Hurricane Center's five-day graphical tropical weather outlook below.
Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.
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