The wing-ding & his ringsThe one-and-only, inimitable, troubled-but-insanely-talented Charles Haley was a member of the Dallas Cowboys for five seasons, 1992–'96. Haley was a five-time Pro Bowler and was named All-Pro twice. He was also the first player in NFL history to win five Super Bowl rings.
Haley was enshrined into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2011. He is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Charles Haley was a great football player on two of the greatest teams ever assembled.
He was also certifiable.
That, my friend, is not hyperbole. Haley has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder.
In 2010, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News wrote a poignant story on Haley and his struggle with mental illness:
Patiently, the former Dallas Cowboy and San Francisco 49er who terrorized quarterbacks and sportswriters alike spills forth a raw testimonial. Occasionally, he winces at his words. Video Haley on being a Hall of Fame semifinalist 12/16/09 More Co...