Herschel Walker tried to kill himself once! News! Right before a book release! Imagine!
After his retirement from football in 1997, Walker said the disorder began to overwhelm him. At one point, while sitting in his kitchen, he said he played Russian roulette with a loaded pistol.
"To challenge death like I was doing, you start saying, there's a problem here," Walker told Woodruff.
We're sure that, if you have at one point put the gun in your mouth at some point and pulled the trigger, then there's a problem. We don't know what that is, of course, though the guy who wrote the foreword to Walker's book Breaking Free claims he knows what it is: dissociative identity disorder, or DID, a condition that may or may not exist, depending on who you ask.
Unsurprisingly, Mungadze says it's very, very real. Who knows? What else could explain this:
Sad Herschel, sympathies sent; whatever's wrong with you , we hope you fix it with all due haste, or at least continue to learn how to live with it.
Sad sneaking suspicion that Herschel is buying into some borderline quackery and selling a book: strong. Vince Dooley never noticed this, his teammates never noticed, and no one save his wife ever knew he had DID, or whatever serious mental problem he has. The semantic math does not spell out a pretty number for the skeptical and the suspicious, which we are.
BTW: personality disorders may be the norm in college football coaching, and a requirement in the NFL. See this description of Borderline Personality Disorder, as we like to call it, "Asshole Disease."
While a person with depression or bipolar disorder typically endures the same mood for weeks, a person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day...
These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression...
Distortions in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes in long-term goals, career plans, jobs, friendships, gender identity, and values.
Sometimes people with BPD view themselves as fundamentally bad, or unworthy. They may feel unfairly misunderstood or mistreated, bored, empty, and have little idea who they are.
People with BPD often have highly unstable patterns of social relationships. While they can develop intense but stormy attachments, their attitudes towards family, friends, and loved ones may suddenly shift from idealization (great admiration and love) to devaluation (intense anger and dislike). Thus, they may form an immediate attachment and idealize the other person, but when a slight separation or conflict occurs, they switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and angrily accuse the other person of not caring for them at all.
Urban Meyer/Kestahn Moore. Any other questions?