After the Violence in ‘Football City, USA’

“A former NFL player killed seven people, including himself, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Now this football-obsessed town is grappling with the game’s dark side.”

Author: Kent Babb
Published: May 18, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)

Driven to the end

Urged from a very young age to excel, Olympic cycling medalist Kelly Catlin committed suicide at age 23. ‘“I suspect a large part of why I am the way I am — both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ — is our childhood environment,” she wrote. “We are triplets. And we are, none of us, truly functional. … Those parched for affection from a young age do not quickly heal. I shall say no more.” “So what do I want?” she had written. “Love.”’

Author: Kent Babb
Published: Jul 29, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,052 words)

NFL’s Elaborate Security Network Is Supposed To Protect League From Trouble

A look into the “intricate and largely secretive three-layered security force” that operates behind the scenes at the National Football League.

Source: Washington Post
Published: Sep 13, 2014
Length: 8 minutes (2,248 words)