Archives: July 10, 2009

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Before the days of Major League Baseball’s All Star break home run derby, the break was marked out by the All Star workout day. Not a day of formal competition, the day was marked by watching baseball’s best take infield practice then take their turns in the batting cage. In 1989, the All Star game came to Anaheim in southern…

Ray Melick – Professional Football – Retirement Issues

Shock! Frustration! Sadness! Those are some of the words being tossed around by NFL players this week over the weekend murder of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair

McNair, who led the Tennessee Titans to the 1999 Super Bowl, was found shot to death last Sunday in a condominium in Nashville, Tennessee.

McNair, who was married and had four sons, was found killed along with his girlfriend of the last six months in an apparent murder-suicide.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we discuss this tragedy with a longtime football writer in the southeast, Ray Melick of the Birmingham News. Ray talks about the temptations that athletes battle in their personal lives.

We also talk about the depression issues that athletes can face when they retire from football. Don’t miss this edition of Sports Spectrum Today as we talk about Steve McNair with sports writer Ray Melick.