The good son

How Musa Smith overcame his father's connection to terrorism

Updated: March 24, 2013, 3:36 PM ET
By and Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Sept. 16, 2002, issue. Subscribe today!

MUSA SMITH heard it second hand, which was fitting. It was a normal day, and on a normal day, he never looked at TV. Smith, the starting tailback at Georgia, grew up just fine without it, and never even saw a college game on the tube until his senior year in high school. Why would he be watching now? Why would Sept. 11 be different?

Then someone told ...

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