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Alonzo Johnson

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by denny_crane, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. denny_crane

    denny_crane All American

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    One of our own has fallen on hard times. I saw him about 2 months ago and you'd never know how much pain he's in. Prayers, good thoughts or whatever you believe are appreciated.

     
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  2. gtr2x

    gtr2x GC Hall of Fame

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    A great Gator football player, I remember him well. Also, recall hearing he had substance abuse issues that killed his NFL career. Tough road back, but hope he gets some help conquering his issues.
     
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  3. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

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    Unfortunately, training on how to handle money almost doesn't exist in Today's Profligate Society, and this has been true since the late 1940s.

    Good wishes to Mr Johnson and all of the almost innumerable others in his position in a country that supports the wealthy but not those in need.
     
  4. StrangeGator

    StrangeGator GC Hall of Fame

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    I remember seeing Zo around PC a few years after he bounced out of the league. Was not doing well back then. Best I remember, he didn't have a dad around and his mom was disabled. He was a nice kid but just didn't have any sense of direction after football. The cocaine use had started before he left UF.
     
  5. denny_crane

    denny_crane All American

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    I don't think his dad was around but I know his mom was a custodian in the school system. She may have become disabled later.