[Marxism] He left pro football to become a socialist
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 8 10:38:38 MST 2013
Rick Sortun, a six year veteran with the St. Louis Cardinals (now
Arizona Cardinals), wrote that in a letter to Stormy Bidwell, the
Cardinal owner in 1970. As you might imagine, most of Rick's story has
been erased from the internet, and unless you happen to read an obscure
interview from Dave Zirin's blog site with Dave Meggyesy, you might
never know his story.
Rick left pro football and joined a socialist movement, working toward a
socialist revolution in America. He played football from sixth grade
until he left for political reasons even though he "hated playing
football. I stuck it out...because it was the only way I knew to make
$30,000 a year and still have six months off."
Picture of Sortun on an antiwar protest:
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