“I’m trying to get back to the nice guy that everybody knew,” Coleman said, via DFW’s Fox4 News.
Coleman, 48, is unemployed and police described him as having “diminished mental capacity” when his family reported him missing. He returned home on his own after four days.
“I’ve spent a year trying to heal my brain a little bit,” Coleman said. “Emotionally, I’m schizoaffective bipolar one.”
Besides his mental health issues, Coleman has battled substance abuse.
Coleman, who is due part of the NFL concussion settlement, has sought help.
“Today I’m feeling a lot better, which is why I wanted to be able to change the narrative on the way people view me,” he said.
Coleman ran 98 times for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 18 games for the Cowboys in 1993 and 1994.