Second Chances: Mark Chmura Sets Example for Today’s Troubled Players

July 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you wind the clock back 10 years, it is hard to believe what just occurred.
In 2000, the Packers were getting ready to go into battle with their third different coach in as many years and were coming off their first non-winning season in nine years.
Oh yeah, and their Pro Bowl tight end was on trial for sexually assaulting a minor.
That year, Mark Chmura was one of those rare Packer players that go from hero to villain. Despite being ultimately found innocent on all charges in his trial, Chmura's reputation was so ruined among Packers fans that he retired a few months after being acquitted. Everyone thought he was done with the organization and that the Packers wanted nothing to do with the man.
It's amazing what a decade can do.
This week, Chmura was inducted into the Packers' Hall of Fame along with Marv Fleming and Greg Koch.  It's no doubt a slightly stunning development for those fans that followed Chmura's trial closely, and even to Chmura himself...

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