James Conner in Players' Tribune: 'I am more than the guy who beat cancer'
Pitt running back James Conner penned a letter Thursday in The Players' Tribune.
Dear NFL GMs:
My name is James Conner. I'm a running back who was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. My sophomore year at Pitt I scored 26 touchdowns and was named ACC Player of the Year. But it's more likely that you know me for one very specific thing.
It's cool. That's totally reasonable.
I mean, at this point I'm pretty much recognized around the world as "that football player who battled Hodgkin's and then came back to play the following year." I went on Ellen and sat for a bunch of TV spots with dramatic lighting and sad piano music. So I understand. I've come to realize that me being a cancer survivor is something I'll never get away from. It's a part of my story, no doubt.
I am more than the guy who beat cancer.
But I'm writing you today to let you know that I am more than the guy who beat cancer. I'm writing to tell you some things that you don't know about me.
It's popping up all over the place.
No, we said popping not ... nevermind.
Wine, cats, coffee — what more could you ask for?
A Georgia driver hit more than a bump in the road while driving.
Elysia Morris said she was driving her red BMW through a construction zone when a truck was driving toward her without stopping.
She said she veered to the left to avoid a possible collision when her car got stuck in fresh, wet concrete.
"[The truck is] still driving towards me, still honking the horn, so I bear over to the left and my car ends up submerged in fresh, wet concrete," Morris said.
Morris was rescued safely, but her car was lodged deep into the mixture.
She said the construction company told her the concrete would cure in an hour and the tow truck that responded asked her to sign a waiver saying the county wasn't responsible for any damages before they would tow it.
She refused to sign, and they left the concrete to dry around her car, cementing it into the street.
Construction workers eventually used a jack hammer to remove the block of concrete and the car and loaded it onto a flatbed truck.
Condolences are pouring in from all over ... for a girl they never knew. But her story speaks to all of them.