Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point
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Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Army quarterback on football and serving his country

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Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw spent his summer taking classes, fulfilling military training and working on his game at the West Point campus. He was a long way from home, the violent streets of Chicago’s South Side.

Here’s what he missed from June 11 to July 11 in the South Side community of Roseland that numbers 44,000 residents within 4.8 square miles: three murders, 17 assaults, 24 robberies, 24 assaults and six sexual assaults. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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