You Ought to Do a Story About Me
Today’s episode is the story of a former NFL player from New Orleans, his struggle with addiction, and the unlikely friendship that helped him survive.
Jackie Wallace was a star at St. Augustine high school and at the University of Arizona. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and in his seven year career was involved in three Super Bowls.
Ted Jackson spent 34 years as a photo journalist with the New Orleans Times Picayune. This story is what happened when he wandered out of the newsroom on a hot, humid July afternoon in search of a good shot and a story.
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Thanks to Ted Jackson for joining me today and to James Cullen for introducing us. Find James’ work at The Accidental Cajun.
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