McNair’s Death Tells Us A lot

July 12, 2009

Danny Aller
Sports Editor, Albany Herald

Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair’s tragic death eight days ago today is one that, looking back years from now, certainly will be – for me – one of those passings where I’ll someday say, "I remember where I was when I heard the news."

For some who don’t follow football, or even sports as a whole that closely, maybe that feeling is not shared.
But for this American sports journalist – and other writers around the country – I think the effect was slightly different. And I say that because of an experience once early in my career that opened my eyes to what I was in for when it came to one of the lows of the biz.
About five years ago when I worked as a sportswriter for a newspaper in Florida, I remember a night quite vividly that still sticks with me today.


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