Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/14/14
A college professor once told me that there were two sides to every pancake, no matter how flat it was. He told the class (which was part of a criminal defense class) this had everything to do with people, places and things and of course, criminal justice. It was a lesson well learned and I apply it to a lot of what I do in my career.When it comes to David Garrard, there is the athlete and the human being, and in most cases, they are not one in the same.In this case as well, the human being is probably more significant than the player who threw for 16,000 yards in his career and 89 touchdowns while gaining another 14 on the ground.Garrard, who is one of my heroes, announced on Wednesday that his knee which has been a problem for him since last year, was not responding like he wanted it to and therefore, he would be retiring from the New York Jets. He had spent his previous 11 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins.While we are always consumed with the “score” a...
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