You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption

By Author Info  |  September 8, 2020

In 1990, while covering a story about homelessness for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, author & then photographer Ted Jackson encountered a drug addict sleeping under a bridge. Turns out that addict was 2-time Super Bowl cornerback Jackie Wallace. So begins an unlikely story that is both tragic and redemptive: the friendship binding the fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. It offers a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and our incredible capacity for hope.


 

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