Sunday, June 19, 2005

Sexton facing a future of uncertainty: by Jemele Hill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

There is no way yet for anyone outside the family to know what the issue is with this talented college football player. But for those living in the public eye, the highs and lows of bipolar disorder can be more jarring because episodes are played out in full view of the media, and hence the world. We wish the best for Billy Sexton and his entire family.

Sexton facing a future of uncertainty: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Sexton says his son isn't an addict, but still left room for this to be the case of Sexton merely having a bad trip.

But you can't help but speculate about Sexton's mental health because this episode and other behaviors are the same exhibited by Alonzo Spellman, Dimitrius Underwood and Barret Robbins -- all high-profile cases of football players diagnosed as having bipolar disorder."