Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rodney Rogers: An exclusive interview

In Wednesday's Charlotte Observer -- as well as in The (Raleigh) News and Observer -- I will have a long story on Rodney Rogers that I hope you enjoy.

For those new to ACC country, Rogers is the former Wake Forest basketball star from Durham who was the ACC's Player of the Year in 1993. He then had a solid 12-year NBA career that ended in 2005.

I visited for a couple of hours with Rogers Saturday in Atlanta, three months after Rogers sustained a serious spinal-cord injury on a dirt bike that has paralyzed him from the shoulders down.

Now 37 years old, Rogers has no use of his arms and legs now. But he has improved over the past three months. He has totally regained the ability to talk, for instance. And while he understands his current situation completely, he says he has not lost his faith in God. Or his hope.

“I told God that I need to be able to walk and use my hands again," Rogers told me in our interview. "Because I’ve got a lot of stuff to do."

Read more about Rodney Rogers in Wednesday's Charlotte Observer or in The (Raleigh) News and Observer.


Angela said...

My heart just sank when I found out about Rodney's accident several months ago. I am from the Chapel Hill/Hillsborough area and our high school teams played against each other during high school 1A games. Rodney was a phenomenal player and was truly a hard act to follow. I wish him the best in his recovery and anxious to read Wednesday's article about his progress!

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Jake said...

Where's the interview?


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