When the Cheering Stops: Dan Pastorini

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by Bob Allen / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

HOUSTON - Something that’s always fascinated me about athletics is the fact that elite athletes are put on a pedestal from the time they’re very young. They’re coddled, admired. They’re the studs in high school and in college and they’re on a higher pedestal.

If they turn pro they’ve got money, adulation, basically whatever they want, the world is theirs. The one thing most athletes don’t realize is that it will end in their 20’s or 30’s and all of sudden all the perks, money, and adulation is gone.

Then what?

Former Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini fell and fell hard. I sat down with the Houston legend to talk about how he was able to bounce back from a very dark place.
 

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