How to Talk About Suicide on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, as with every Father’s Day, Facebook is going to become a cascade of carefully chosen, lovingly captioned dad photos. Many will be painted over with the static of age. A “dad bod” joke or two will worm its way in. And several posts will inevitably be dedicated to those dads that have passed, who… » 6/19/15 3:30pm 6/19/15 3:30pm

Monty Williams Was There For Ryan Anderson After Girlfriend's Suicide

Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard has a devastating piece on Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who in August 2013 was the one to discover his girlfriend Gia Allemand in her New Orleans home, hanging by her neck from a vacuum-cleaner cord. It is a hard, hard read, but there is goodness here—much of it in Anderson's… » 11/13/14 2:52pm 11/13/14 2:52pm

The Meaning Of Ryan Freel's "9 Or 10" Concussions

Ryan Freel was "tough." In baseball parlance, that means hustling on every pitch, giving up your body to make the play. These types of players are celebrated, of course. In August 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer paid tribute to just the latest example of Freel's toughness, a diving catch on the warning track of a long… » 12/24/12 2:45pm 12/24/12 2:45pm

Titans Receiver O.J. Murdock Commits Suicide

Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock was found suffering from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound early this morning, according to Tampa police. He was in his car parked in front of his high school, where he was an all-county and all-state player in 2005. He was transported to the hospital, where he died about an… » 7/30/12 11:35am 7/30/12 11:35am