Best Of Randy: Anthony Hargrove’s Road To Redemption-New Orleans Style

July 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You're Anthony Hargrove, one the best defensive lineman in football and one of its least famous.
On those steamy Saturday nights down in New Orleans, the French Quarter preachers are fond of shouting in front of houses of ill repute, "GOD IS REDEMPTION! GOD IS REDEMPTION!"
And you walk past them and smile and think to yourself, maybe they aren't as crazy as they look. After your own trip to hell and back, how could you not feel redeemed yourself?
After all, there was a time when you hated your life and hated yourself even more.
You're mom died from AIDS complications when you were 9 and you never knew your father because he was never around and you bounced around from crummy foster home to crummy foster home and you thought to yourself, "Is this all there is to life?"
Nine damned years old! All the other kids are going to birthday parties and Disney World! Damned you! Damned you!
You finally settled at Aunt Gloria's house in Port Charlotte, Florida and you...

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