Friday, November 30, 2007
Sean Harvey interview MP3 from Sports Biz, where he discusses ONE MOMENT CHANGES EVERYTHING: The All-America Tragedy of Don Rogers
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Monday, August 13, 2007
The trio had the world at their feet.
Then, one moment—on June 27, 1986—changed our country and our way of life forever. Just one week after Len Bias’ fatal overdose, a single dose of cocaine killed Don Rogers, tearing his family apart at the seams and catalyzing an American public who demanded that the government attack the crack-cocaine epidemic, which Newsweek was calling, “the biggest story since
Yet, as Don’ death sent seismic shocks throughout the nation, his family struggled to pick up the pieces after such epicentral devastation; and without Don’s guidance, the once indestructible
Drug dealers, All-America athletes, crooked agents, the Mafia, racism, prison, a multibillion-dollar war, the changing face of a nation, and the love that kept one family together—One Moment Changes Everything examines a not-too-distant era when mainstream America and its star athletes, from coast to coast, were losing their careers, and their lives, to cocaine.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
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Don Rogers was a three-sport phenomenon who energized a forgotten corner of the world (North Sacramento). He could run, jump and tackle better than anyone in California. A role model to children, he became both an honor student and a consensus All- American football player for UCLA, where he dominated two Rose Bowls and was a favorite of fans and sportswriters alike. Rogers went on to become a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns and was voted rookie of the year in 1984. Then it fell apart. Just one week after the overdose death of basketball star Len Bias, and only one day before his marriage to his college sweetheart, while in the upstairs bedroom of his mother’s home Rogers made the incomprehensible decision to use cocaine, and died just hours later. This All-American story is about a good man whose life transcended sports, and whose death continues to spur important debate about burden, love, addiction, responsibility, and what constitutes happiness in the material world.
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