Dexter Manley gets out of jail today.
|SittingBull ||03-05-2004 02:43 AM |
haha get him on redskin one
|cocoajoey ||03-05-2004 05:27 AM |
|dieselhog ||03-05-2004 06:04 AM |
He'd STILL be quicker off the edge than Upshaw.
Dust off that ol jersey 72!!!
|Skins fan 44 ||03-05-2004 09:28 AM |
Best of Luck Dexter.
|cpayne5 ||03-05-2004 10:03 AM |
I hope he can stay clean this time. He seems like a genuinely good guy. He just has an addiction that he can't defeat. It's a true shame.
|Sheriff Gonna Getcha ||03-05-2004 07:39 PM |
Anyone see the Real Sports special on him? He is a likeable guy with some unfortunate problems. I understand why he went to drugs (even though he avoided them through high school and college).
Does everyone know NBC anchor Jim Vance was good friends with him for awhile because Vance had cocaine problems and so he tried to help Dexter? George Michaels also tried to help Dexter with the drug issue.
|cpayne5 ||03-05-2004 07:56 PM |
Yeah, George Michaels aways had specials on him whenever he'd get out of jail. During the regular news and during his 'Sports Machine' show.
|Daseal ||03-05-2004 08:36 PM |
DId he ever learn to read? Or was it just accepted that he was illiterate. Not trying to be an ass, serious question!
|dieselhog ||03-07-2004 04:27 PM |
He did learn to read, yes.
I read 'Educating Dexter' and he said his biggest achievement was reading the book himself on it's publication.
I saw the Montel show a few years ago when darryl Grant was on with him and they tried to tackle his drug problems. It is such a shame, Dexter always played a big smile on his face and him pumping up the crowd at RFK is my abiding memory from being a 12 year old getting started with this 'weird' game.
|Ghost ||03-07-2004 04:33 PM |
From the little I've read, Dexter sounds committed to recovery this time, and while addicts are famous for talking a mean game, this time Dexter sounds defeated and humble and aware, which is just what you want in the early stages of recovering from addiction. I think he is a good man who has made some unfortunate mistakes with his life because of his disease and I wish him well. He was one of the greatest football players I've ever seen.
|Ghost ||03-07-2004 04:40 PM |
Come to think of it, what DE ever played better in a Redskins uniform than Dexter Manley? Maybe Charles Mann? Dexter was 100 times more explosive than Mann, so disruptive, though his career was shorter so people forget about how good he was on those early Gibbs teams. I can't think of any other DE who comes close. There must be guys further back in the 70s and 60s but I don't know who they are.
|crlesh ||03-08-2004 10:39 AM |
Growing up during the Redskins' sweet years, we played football in our front yard - the bounds markers were two trees at the edge of the endzone, lovingly named, Charles Man-tree and Dexter Man-tree.
Wouldn't it be great if Snyder gave Manley a position in the front office - helping this Redskin's legend to win back control of his life and allowing him to be associated with the team again?
|dieselhog ||03-08-2004 11:03 AM |
Dexter claims in his book that the Skins had to have known that he had already failed a drug test when they let him play in the Superbowl against Denver. He calls the chapter "Hell To The Redskins" he said that Coach Gibbs and Casserley etc all treated him very well but that his addiction turned him into a liar. I would love to see Dexter in a PR capacity or something like that but let's remember the problems atteched to employing an addict.
I love Dexter, he's my favorite Redskin as I have said many times before but this is not an easy issue.
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