Gene Mingo was a halfback, kick returner and pro football's first black field goal kicker. He's one of the few players in pro football history to have scored six different ways. But Mingo's story goes beyond his success on the football field and his Hall of Fame bid. Mingo faced racism, a lack of education and drug addiction. He also nearly killed his own wife. This week on Only A Game, Gene Mingo's story.
Gene Mingo's story is worth telling for reasons that go way beyond whether he should be in the Hall of Fame.
Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen and sports writer and editor Patrick Hruby join Bill Littlefield.
North and South Korea will march together in the Olympics. Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss what that might mean beyond sports.
This program aired on January 20, 2018.