In pro sports, it is not uncommon for former players criticize those still in the game, for one reason or another. Sometimes the commentary is founded and on other occasions, it is jealous griping. When the targeted commentary comes from a well-educated, NBA legend with a background in communications, and they are directed a player constantly in the middle of controversy, those opinions are delivered with a little more clout.
Most of the time, when reporting these stories, we don't really know the person we are writing about. This time I do. Former 16-year NFL veteran and UAlbany assistant football coach, Jim Sweeney unexpectedly passed away on Saturday. The news rocked the New York Jets organization, as well as Sweeney's friends and family at the University at Albany.