Keyon Dooling abruptly ended his NBA career last week, when he retired from the Boston Celtics. In an interview with Jessica Camerato of CSNNE.com, he shared details of the personal demons that contributed to that decision, including the revelation that he’d been abused as a child.
“I actually had such a meltdown that I had to get professional help and I ended up in the hospital,” said Dooling. “It just all came to a head. To be honest with you, I blocked a lot of things out of my life. I’m a man who’s been abused, sexually, emotionally, mentally. I’ve been abused in my life, and there’s so many guys around the NBA who have been abused and I know it because I’ve been their therapist. I didn’t even have the courage because I blocked it out so much that I couldn’t even share that.”
“I just couldn’t embrace it at that time … I just wish I had the courage to talk about my abuses, and I’m not putting anybody out there because that’s neither here nor there. I was abused by some random people and some familiar people and it happened not frequently, but it happened. One time is too many. I just wish I had the courage because so many of our guys have been abused.”
(CNN) — Hours after world leaders created a grim picture of the Syrian war, a new wave of attacks erupted Sunday. The bloody conflict rages — and a solution continues to be elusive.
Here is the latest in the Syrian uprising.
Shelling and deaths
At least 23 people died in shelling and attacks nationwide Sunday, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
In addition to the fatalities, eight people were found executed at a military hospital in Damascus, according to the opposition group. In another incident at a hospital in a Damascus suburb, government forces stormed the building and seized the wounded, the LCC said.
Syria state media reported that “armed terrorist groups … perpetrated a massacre against” a village in Homs. They did not specify the number of people killed.
Government forces also targeted “terrorists and their vehicles” in the biggest city of Aleppo, state media reported.
The government has consistently referred to anti-government forces as terrorists.