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The first was the turning point. The other, until now, Mike Singletary had all but forgotten. Together, however, they span the flowering of a spirit that could easily have choked in the run-down Houston precinct where it all began.
InSingletary was The youngest of 10 children, he was still in shock after the desertion of their father, a Pentecostal minister, for another woman.
His oldest brother, at 23, recognised a new obligation to set Mike an example. But Grady also sensed himself being dragged into the whirlpools beneath the stagnant life of the streets around. I'm making bad decisions.
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But you're gonna make the right decisions. Normally he was tough, jabbing: "Hey — you do this. He didn't do that. And that was the last thing he ever said to me.
A few hours later a hospital called to say that he was in a coma after a pile-up of half a dozen vehicles, hit by a drunk driver.
He never recovered. Singletary cannot account for Grady's portentous change of tone.
That it's just a matter of time. Because the person that's not going anywhere, that's not striving to do anything great, he's just fitting in. You just kind of drift. You don't really know where you gonna end up. And that was the one thing I couldn't do.
Singletary, already one of the most destructive battering rams ever to break out of college football, is on the touchline in Minnesota. The Chicago Bears are on the rack, and their defensive hub, the man who broke 16 helmets at Baylor University, is having a hand wrapped in bandages.
His middle finger, all but cut away, had been stitched together by Fred Cato. But I'm playing. Let's go. They were in a position to take the game beyond reach, and calling the next play. Singletary looked round his astonished opponents, and slowly pronounced: "You will not score. Get out of this huddle.
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You will not score. That's a penalty They drive four times. They get down on maybe the half-yard line.
But we stopped them. And we came back, and won the game.
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Yeah, it was stupid. That's the only thing you can call it. But thankfully it worked out. And that was a reim flirten day for us. We grew up as a team. Inhe was saddened to learn that Huffman had died in a car accident. So how did the boy addressed for the final time by Grady turn into someone capable of this incorrigible, inspiring stand in Minnesota?
In boyhood, Singletary had been physically feeble. He was often in hospital with bronchial problems, singletary nfl hall of fame sleeping in an oxygen tent.
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Sometimes his mother looked at the runt of the litter and sobbed.