On Wednesday, April 27, a lot was going on in the NFL. It was the day before the first round of the draft, which meant taping PFT Live earlier than usual, heading to New York, witnessing the “We want football!” crowd outside Radio City Music Hall, and then processing the decision from Judge Susan Nelson that her decision from two days earlier lifting the lockout meant that the lockout had indeed been lifted.
With all that activity, it was easy to not fully realize that a nightmare had unfolded in Alabama, specifically in Tuscaloosa. In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Lars Anderson paints a picture that is as compelling and enlightening as it is horrifying and depressing.
Among the folks who lived through the mile-wide tornado that ravaged the city in which the University of Alabama is located was Chiefs cornerback Javier Arenas, a second-round pick in 2010.
“It’s hard,” Arenas told Anderson. “I’m trying to get my head together. It’s going to take time.”
Arenas’ story is one of several Anderson shares, and we highly recommend reading the entire article.