A Tale of Sadness and Hope: USC’s Frankie Telfort to Quit Football

Posted by Rick McMahan on July-30-2009 Add Comments

It is with much sadness that I find myself writing this article.

When I found Bleacher Report, my first article as a writer featured Frankie Telfort, the 2008 athletically gifted linebacker from Gulliver Prep School in Miami, Fla.

This piece, titled "Trojan Linebacker Recruit More than Just a Highlight Film," reflected on the athletic prowess of the No. 8 linebacker by Scouts Inc., as well as his high character and focus on life after football.

The emphasis I placed on young Mr. Telfort's character was a observation that I felt illustrated his correct priorities concerning life both in and after football.

Today, those qualities have been brought to the forefront, as news was released that a heart con...

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