Shawne Alston’s family did not have much money when he was growing up in a rough part of Newport News, Virginia. He can remember some of his friends going to jail and some losing their lives to gang violence. Football was always Alston’s escape.
""NCAA Deal Pays Athletes Back for Hidden Costs of a Full Ride" is from the January 00, 1900 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Benjamin Strauss and narrated by Kristi Burns.