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Tim Tebow Can’t Help Himself

  What if a 29-year-old former quarterback was good enough to play pro baseball, too? What if we all tried the things that people told us we could not do? Inside the final comeback of a born-again star   Before he said yes to training Tim Tebow over the summer, former major league catcher Chad Moeller met with the recovering quarterback at his private baseball training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, and had a couple of …

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‘Born That Way’ Named a Best American Sports Writing Notable Selection

Hey everyone, cool news. The 2016 Best American Sports Writing anthology came out today, and “Born That Way,” my story about Greenville, N.C. coaching icon Marvin Jarman, was named a Notable Selection. Thanks again to everyone for your help with the story. By far one of my favorites in my career. You can read “Born That Way” here. Go buy the Best American Sports Writing book here.  

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‘I’m Not The Lone Wolf’

  My story about Urban Meyer and his struggle with mental health is out now at B/R Mag, the new magazine by Bleacher Report. I’ll post some stories and other notes that didn’t make the final cut over the next week or two. I’ll also share the story of how the interview came to happen. In short, I kind of bared my soul, and thankfully, that didn’t freak Urban out. For now, though, enjoy the …

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What Killed the Bear Lady?

For 28 years, Kay Grayson lived side-by-side with wild black bears in North Carolina’s swampy coastal forests, hand-feeding them, defending them against poachers, and letting them in her home. When she went missing last year, the only thing the investigators could find were her clean-picked bones. And that’s just the start of the mystery. My latest story, for Outside magazine. Read it here: click.

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How ‘Little Floyd’ Became ‘Money Mayweather’

Hot on the heels of my story about the unforgettable Coss Marte last week comes this profile of the inescapable Floyd Mayweather. Sorry to add to all the Mayweather noise, but I tried to do something nobody’s managed to really do — pin down who Mayweather really is, and why. Much like Floyd’s life, the story’s not quite how it seems at first. All I think you really need to know is that Josie Harris, …

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