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Re: Official 2012 CFL Thread

Just watched the Chuck Ealey piece. To be honest, I was not familiar with him because he did not play for a big-time program in college. Good story. Even saw former Montreal Expo Al Oliver doing some preaching.

One point I am not sure is entirely accurate is that the NFL teams were against having a black quarterback. They use the example of Joe Gilliam. Granted I could be wrong, but I thought Gilliam did not succeed because he had a substance issue. Plus for whatever reason, people forget that James Harris was already in the league at the time. In fact a couple of years later, he would lead the Los Angeles Rams to the NFC Championship game.