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Is that you, Herschel?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by joe, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    Herschel Walker has always been something of a puzzle. As difficult as the star running back was to bring down on the field, it was harder, still, to figure out what made him tick.
    The odd condition of multiple personalities trapped in one body.

    "I told somebody once, 'You don't want the Herschel that plays football ... babysitting your child," Walker told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff. "When I am competing, I am a totally different person.'"

    He means it literally.

    For the first time, the 46-year-old former professional football player reveals in a book published this week, "Breaking Free," that he has a rare and controversial mental illness called dissociative identity disorder — or D.I.D. — formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    10 different personalities -- all boring.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I like the personality that got traded for three Super Bowl rings the best.

  4. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Cowboys fans in the 90s thank all of the Herschel Walkers. Mike Lynn, too.
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I know the book just came out, but this is old news. The AJC had a big story about it in March ...

  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's why that trade was made. Jimmie Johnson told the Vikings they were getting three or four different guys. He never said they were all in the same body.
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