[Marxism] He left pro football to become a socialist

Louis Proyect 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."

full: http://caliboyinbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-different-time.html

Picture of Sortun on an antiwar protest: 

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