Starring Callie Thorne, the sophomore season of USA's "Necessary Roughness" picks up with the aftermath of football superstar TK's (Mehcad Brooks) shooting by a crazed fan. Tackling football during the off-season, viewers will get a peek at the "backstage" drama of training camp, scouting and drafting. "Necessary Roughness" stars Thorne as Long Island therapist Dr. Dani Santino, whose personal life came undone when she found her husband cheating.
It's a whole new preseason as Dr. Dani and the Hawks hit the ground running...smack into more crisis. As for Dani and Matt, they're still very hot, very heavy, and... very secret.
A Roller Derby star needs Dani to sniff out the cause of her mysterious collapse. Ray Jay tries to figure out how to skate through issues with his new girlfriend. Marshall Pittman gives TK an ultimatum: prove you can run... or lose your bonus. Guest stars: Evan Handler, Meghann Fahy, Mekia Cox.
Dani's routine "psych eval" of a potential draft pick turns out to be anything but. Pittman turns up the heat at the Combine. TK disappears, playing hooky in his old neighborhood. Ray Jay's girlfriend annoys Dani to no end.
Dani treats a baseball slugger who suddenly can't hit. Pittman's antics get even stranger. TK's challenged to address the wound his shooting left behind. Matt's bond with Ray Jay and Lindsay strains his relationship with Dani.
Dr. Dani works her magic on a world-renown illusionist whose next trick could prove his last. Dani tells the kids about her relationship with Matt as he learns to navigate front office politics. TK gets into a Twitter flame war with an all-too-familiar foe. Guest stars: Paul Blackthorne.
Dani treats a veteran Hawks Linebacker's hefty problem. TK turns up the heat on the rookie Damon Razor with a little mischief. Dani's bff, Jeanette, returns for a visit as Lindsay goes to a therapist.
Dr. Dani gets a patient who is an elementary school student in a spelling bee contest, he having a problem with stuttering when he randomly gets nervous. Dr. Dani discovers the student may not have a stage fright problem, but a girl problem. Meanwhile T.K. prepares to testify against the man who shot him in a bar last year. Also Jeanette ponders her baby's future while Matt wishes to be engaged to Dani, but Dani decides that she can't crush Matt's dream of wanting to have children of his own one day, so they decide to break off their relationship. And in the midst of Marshall Pittman's divorce, the League is looking into Matt's history while he is general manager.
While Dr. Santino and Matt ponder their relationship status, Dr. Dani has a patient, who is a bull rider, that never properly grieved after his father's A reporter (Michaela McManus) comes in to interview the team, meanly T.K. and Damon Razor (Gaius Charles), asking questions regarding T.K.'s shooting and the after affects and also asking Damon Razor about his childhood life. Coach Purnell, Dr. Dani, Matt, and Nico discover T.K. is exhibiting some strange behavior after an interview with the reporter. Nico tells the reporter to back off of T.K. and Damon, but she threatens that she has a sexual harassment suit against a team player. Nico and Matt have to choose to believe her or T.K., the initally believe T.K. until Nico finds security video of the Hawks locker room where T.K. flashed the reporter. Meanwhile Ray J.'s girlfriend Olivia breaks up with him shortly before she moves away and in the end, Matt is back with Dr. Dani.
Razor's troublesome past becomes an issue in the present and when TK tries to help him out, it becomes apparent that TK needs help too...and fast. Also, Matt and Dani find there are "hidden" perks to calling it quits.
Dr. Dani treats mixed-doubles tennis players who are all mixed up...on court and off. Also, when something important is stolen from TK's apartment, Matt finds himself going toe to toe with TK's agent, Rob.
As the Hawks season opener nears, Dani, TK, and the team teeter on the precipice of disaster.
With the ownership of the franchise still undecided, the team faces their biggest challenge yet. In the returning five new episodes, a shocking secret surfaces with the potential to cause a scandal that could bring down their entire season. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani struggles with the threat of losing her practice while attempting to keep her personal life intact.
Dani treats two famous rockers and TK struggles to navigate team politics in a bid to get his old job back.
Dr. Dani tries to help hot-tempered Coach Purnell keep his cool. Nico and Matt investigate a major scandal. TK turns to the Hawks' Quarterback to try and get himself back up to #1 wide out. On the eve of Angela's birthday, Dani's sister comes to town.
Dr. Dani tries to unearth the cause of Quarterback Rex Evans' rage problem. Meanwhile, TK looks for help because he's getting worked on and off the field.
A secret surfaces and threatens to cause a scandal that could bring down the Hawks' entire season. Dani makes a decision regarding her feelings for Matt and Nico.