Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by redwhiteANDblue, Aug 8, 2011.
Thought this was really cool. I never knew this side about Andre
Sorry job is denying access to that link.
Whoa. The first thirty seconds were a bombshell for me; I had no idea about this.
So your job bans YouTube also? Learn2proxy.
For those of us who can't listen to it would someone run down the gist of it? What's the "bombshell"?
Andre grew up without his father, and only met him once when he was in the 3rd grade. He said his father acted like he didn't know him, so Andre did the same, and they never spoke again.
Andre's best friend was murdered when he was 20, and Andre now looks after his son, and is his Godfather. He occasionally flies him to Texans home games, and spends most of the offseason with him.
Having problems with the link. Keeps cutting off.
David Carr and Andre got in fistfight at halftime of Texans-Raiders game during Carr's last season in Houston. Separated by teammates (I think they said Dunta was the first in). Carr black eye, Andre got a wedding ring scratch across his face.
All it says in the first 30 seconds was this basically:
Andre's high school teammate died at age 20, and Andre has been the godfather of his former teammate's son ever since.
Andre's father was never there for him, so he's trying to provide his godson with what he never had, a father figure.
Are they sure about this? Sometimes I could swear that Andre is related to Earl Campbell sometimes. They are cut from the same cloth.
The part about Andre's dad is heartbreaking.
Luckily, he grew up into a fine young man. Not only is Andre a great football player, but dude is the real deal as a human being.
His dad will regret it, one of these days.
Andre is a stand up man.
His dad was shot and killed in a later incident. That was in the piece.
Is this serious? I'm wondering if it was around this time that Dunta started talking about how it was time for a change.
No. That's not what this piece is about. At all.
I saw this about a year ago or so when it first ran, I think there is a thread about it.
AJ is a great guy.
I'm tired of all the thugs that blame their circumstances on the home their from or the circumstances they grew up in. Andre is a classic example of the fact that you don't have to be thug just because your from a fatherless home or from a bad neighborhood. Andre is a MAN that you want your kids to idolize and wear his jersey.
Our Texans have been blessed! Hopefully, the Texans will reward him someday with the ultimate prize! What a pic that will be watching AJ holding up the Lombardi with this little boy at his side! God willing, I will live to see that happen!
I didn't want video to end!! Can't wait to see #80 catching passes this year!!
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