Book on 'Sunshine' Sid Gepford, NFL's first suicide

Book on 'Sunshine' Sid Gepford, NFL's first suicide

Postby alexcass91 » Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:47 am

Hi all!

I recently wrote a short biography of former NFL running back 'Sunshine' Sidney Gepford. It's available as an ebook on Amazon, a PDF on Gumroad, and you can read the first chapter for free on Substack. All sales will be donated to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, to help the work they do supporting those affected by CTE.

The book was completed with the help of Illinois historian Mark Sorensen and suggests that it was likely post-concussion syndrome that caused the death in 1924, four years before CTE was first described as being present in boxers. It covers the complete 27 years of his life on and off the field. From High School football in Decatur, collegiate play at Millikin and Bethany, WV, and his brief stint in the nascent NFL with the Decatur Staleys.

Appreciate you reading the above post!
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