Staley deals with chronic pain and sleepless nights on a daily basis due to injuries he sustained during his football days. Staley will have to undergo multiple surgeries throughout his life to compensate for the damage from the sport he thought he would play professionally.
“One of my biggest regrets is not preparing for a life after football," he said. "I didn’t know what I wanted to do besides the NFL."
An account of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's visit to Brussels and Paris from LDS Church News was also among the most-read stories. Both cities have experienced terrorist attacks within the past year. Despite the terror, members in the area joined together to provide aid and comfort.
"It is incredible how they reach out to those around (them)," President Uchtdorf said. “When bad things happen to us, it’s always a time to reach out to those who need help.”
A story from the previous month detailed how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rallied together after the Brussels bombing.
Other popular stories included a newlywed couple who drew attention on social media for dressing up as Rey, Finn and BB-8 from the new Star Wars movie. They were in costume for the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX event in March. Multiple people took pictures of the couple, and they went viral.
Other top stories included a gallery of iconic images from the Associated Press beginning in 1932, livestream coverage of prep baseball tournament games, an announcement from LDS leaders of a new teaching manual and teacher council meetings, a call for the public's help in finding a missing Mormon missionary in Ogden, a report on the recipients of the Governor's State of Sport Awards, and a story about how erroneous reports tied the LDS Church to the Panama Papers.
Read some of the most-read stories from May 2016: