Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Murder by Helmet?
feature on the death of Speedy Cannon, a black running back in Alabama back in early 1970s (when racism was even higher than today) after being brutally struck with the helmet of a white rival. Was it an accident? Murder? They even have a clip of the play. And the writer meets the kid who launched himself like a missile at Cannon's head. Still the mystery remains. See if you agree with the writer's conclusion.
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