Column: Turner upbeat despite ALS

Former Alabama FB Kevin Turner keeps a positive outlook and wants to help find cure

Updated: February 21, 2012, 11:54 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- I stood outside the pizzeria waiting for Kevin Turner. It was cold in the open air, but I didn't want to miss seeing him arrive for our scheduled lunch. I needed to see him before he saw me. I needed to see him as himself, before he was on the spot and my recorder was out.

Without thinking, I paced back and forth by two empty handicapped parking spots near the restaurant's entrance. If he asked, I would have said it was the only spot in the sun -- a place where the bitter ...

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