It’s the middle of January. Football is almost over and spring practice is a month away. We’re in that window on the calendar when sports fans in most states are starting to pay attention to college basketball, but the rest of us in Georgia are again tempted to pull the sheets over our heads.
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Roy Simmons visited such quiet, dark, lonely depths that you had to wonder if he ever saw blue sky. Only pages into the book he wrote in 2006 — “Out of Bounds: Coming out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction and My Life of Lies in the NFL Closet” — he took the reader to the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge.