Sep 3, 07, 10:23 PM #1
Back from the brink (Great Read)Marty Gilyard thought about quitting.
He'd try to get comfortable for a night of sleep in his car or he'd stretch his legs at 6 a.m. the next morning ready for another full day of work, and the thought of returning home to Florida crossed his mind.
He'd have to deliver a pizza or he'd be forced to watch the University of Cincinnati - his teammates and brothers - from the stands, and he thought about leaving town.
He'd work backbreaking construction or he'd ponder the debt, rather than the opposing cornerback, he was facing, and he thought about igniting his car and zooming off into the sunset.
So yeah, he thought about quitting.
Can you blame him?
He had lost his scholarship. He had lost his opportunity. With the exception of his bedroom, disguised as a green 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, and his Motorola SLVR cell phone, he had lost just about everything.
He had lost himself.
Sep 3, 07, 10:30 PM #2
Great story! Can't help but wish this the guy the best...
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Sep 3, 07, 10:31 PM #3
Wow. Very touching! Thanks for the great read.
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