I know you have a choice of museums when you visit Cooperstown, so thank you for choosing this one. I mean I got drunk, s-style.
He spoke about the challenges he overcame and the accomplishments he achieved. He spoke about his remarkable journey from a gangly youngster that the other kids mocked to one of the greatest safeties in history.
And he talked about his battle with depression. And more than anything, he spoke about everybody who helped him do it all. Dawkins has spoken recently about his personal battle with depression and his suicidal thoughts early in his career, and with a huge audience at the Hall of Fame, he again focused on the people who helped him through those challenges.
He singled out Emmitt Thomas, his defensive coordinator the first three years of his career, for being the first to urge him to get help. Thomas, a Hall of Fame defensive back with the Chiefs, sat a few feet away as Dawkins spoke about him, gesturing toward him.
You were there for me. As Dawk watched and took a break from his speech and the crowd roared, she put on the veil. Dawk spoke at length about his childhood in Jacksonville, Fla. I was not always the dude. When a flood comes it washes everything out of its way, but when you put a dam up, it gives you energy.
That chip on my shoulder. And he also thanked those who doubted him along the way. They just pushed my turbine, so my haters became my elevators.
They helped me out. He said fear of failure drove him. I never wanted to let you down. The best fans in the world. I love you back and I thank you for everything. More on Brian Dawkins.Bill Self will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept.
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