Former NFL player educates people on keeping friends, enemies close

Published November 11, 2014 | By Norie Enn Libradilla

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — In his new book, “Beware of Frenemals,” former NFL player and author Jamie D. Dukes helps readers identify their real enemies and help them keep both their friends and enemies close.

It’s not always easy to spot one’s enemies — especially when they happen to be one’s closest friends or even themselves! These are the people, who former NFL player Dukes, identifies as “Frenemals”: family members, friends and one’s own inner voice. Everyone has Frenemals in their lives, and in “Beware of Frenemals,” Dukes uses comical retort to educate readers on how to find the sweet spot in keeping both friends and enemies close.

NFL Hall of Famer and ESPN Personality, Deion Sanders, comments on the book: “What I appreciate about this book is the fact that readers will be able to quickly grab on to the concept as it helps them put a finger on the reason why things go wrong in their lives.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Dukes is a former NFL offensive lineman, whose playing career spanned 10 seasons. He joined the NFL Network in 2006 as an analyst on NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Scoreboard. He is also a regular contributor to and the host of two radio shows — “Middays with Jamie Dukes” and “Ask The Fat Docs.”