Kent Waldrep has died

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It embarrasses me because I’d been a Tide fan for over 20 years before I knew about this story. What’s sad is I’ve heard Texas fans say that us basically adopting Waldrep that, “Well TCU didn’t have a lot of money to handle that.”

When Chucky Mullins was paralyzed in little ole Mississippi, both Ole Miss AND State passed around buckets at games and raised over a million bucks - in Mississippi for a black orphan mind you during a recession. Texas could have done that if they wanted. They have so much money and what all.
 
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Crimson1967

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It embarrasses me because I’d been a Tide fan for over 20 years before I knew about this story. What’s sad is I’ve heard Texas fans say that us basically adopting Waldrep that, “Well TCU didn’t have a lot of money to handle that.”

When Chucky Mullins was paralyzed in little ole Mississippi, both Ole Miss AND State passed around buckets at games and raised over a million bucks - in Mississippi for a black orphan mind you during a recession. Texas could have done that if they wanted. They have so much money and what all.
I read an article about Waldrep once. The author said his office was decorated with Alabama memorabilia, but nothing from TCU.
 
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My first ever Bama game was the TCU game the following year. If I recall correctly Kent made an appearance at that game in his wheelchair. Also remember we ran a punt back for a touchdown (maybe T. Nathan )but was called back on a penalty. Basically the only two things I remember about that game. Very sad story.
 
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I remember John Forney calling the game on radio. I remember the injury and the response after the game . Not only by coach Bryant, but also the Birmingham media as Mr Waldrep stayed at University hospital for awhile. It was a big deal for someone like me that aspired to play football at the collegiate level. Prayers for his family.
 
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Coach Bryant was a class act, so are coaches Saban and Stallings. They have always made me proud to be a Bama fan. God bless the Waldrep family
 
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