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Getting to know Singletary, part two

Those who enjoyed the first part of Lowell Cohn's interview with 49ers coach Mike Singletary will want to check out the second part here.

Part one excerpt: "I had a cousin named Reginald. Reginald would just bully me around all the time and if he thought something was funny he thought I should laugh, too. Of course, I did. Anything Reggie said was going to go. And one day for some reason I just got tired of it and just turned around and latched onto him before I knew it. I was maybe nine or 10, just started putting him in one of those headlocks and squeezing as hard as I could and kind of scared to let him go for what he might do (Singletary laughs heartily at the memory). But I wasn't going to let go. And he started crying, begged me to let go, and when I did let go he looked at me like I was crazy and just took off. From that point on I felt, 'I can do this. I can take care of myself.' That was a good turning point.

Part two excerpt: "I don't think anybody's a good man. That's why I believe what I believe. I know myself well enough to know that I'm only as good as the next stupid thing that I do. No, I don't think I'm a good man because of what I'm capable of doing without Christ, without God, without prayer. That's why I read my Word every day and I pray and it reminds me of what I am without Him, what I was without Him. I understand myself very well and I know I have a strong need for a savior. Not that that's a crutch, not that it makes me a wimp, not that it's something to hide behind -- 'the devil made me do it', that kind of thing. It is simply the truth as I was taught as a kid and as I came to have a relationship with God on my own."

The third and fourth parts will appear in the coming days.