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 Former Lion Vernon Turner wrote a book. 
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Post Former Lion Vernon Turner wrote a book.
The Next Level: A Game I had to play!

He was on the Sirius Blitz yesterday on Sirius NFL Radio.

His story is amazing at what he overcame to be the man he is and the player he was.

Just 1 of those things:

His mother was brutally raped and 9 months later, he was born. His mother became addicted to drugs to ease the pain of her brutal rape and to pay for the drug had become a hooker.

edited to add: He mentioned that 3 hollywood producers are reading his book right now. So, this may just become a movie.

June 2nd, 2012, 9:13 am
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Post Re: Former Lion Vernon Turner wrote a book.
I still remember his return against...the Rams? Was a great play at the end of a game I had given up for dead. However, I also remember him having very negative words for Fontes and the whole Lions organization.

"Good teams don't worry about a whole lot of stuff. They travel, they play, they win. And it doesn't matter where they go, what the time block is, all those kinds of things. They never seem to bother teams that play well, and we want to be one of those teams." -Jim Caldwell

June 4th, 2012, 1:32 pm
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Post Re: Former Lion Vernon Turner wrote a book.
Couple of quotes from the book:

Vernon Turner wrote:
I personally think Coach Wayne Fontes had a huge hand in screwing with my career, and he really did a number on me. He made my stay in the organization a miserable experience.

Vernon Turner wrote:
I wasn't too keen on the city of Detroit in general. It felt kind of dreary. Hell, it seemed damn near depressing for me. But I set that aside, because the most important thing for me was having the opportunity to continue my pro career.

I barely remember him, think he fumbled a couple of times when he was here... He also claimed Barry ate food from his locker... Barry tweeted

Barry Sanders wrote:
I don't remember eating some of VT's food... But I am sure I asked first if I did.

He was also the first Buc to return a punt for a TD (remember that stat of them never having one), of course it was againt the Lions.

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June 4th, 2012, 1:53 pm
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