Quick Hits: The Joe Murphy Edition
In Red Wings Land
Joe Murphy, Red Wings’ No. 1 pick, is homeless again and refusing help - Freep
Jeff Seidel tracks down the Red Wings’ #1 pick from 1986 and offers a tough look at a sad story and a number of questions with no clear answers. Seidel sums it all up well here:
Murphy is a fascinating case study at the crux of several issues — traumatic brain injuries, mental health issues and the ripple effect of concussion lawsuits on professional sports. How do you help somebody who doesn’t want help? Or won’t accept it?
Around the League
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