“We went riding dirt bikes. And going through the trail, I kind of hit a ditch and it flipped me over the handlebars. I thought I had my hands down. But I didn’t. Fell on my head. Broke my neck.”
Sometimes you’ve got to let stories speak for themselves. That’s the least we can do for Rodney Rogers, who gave his first interview after being paralyzed from the shoulders down in a dirt bike accident in November. Unlike athletes who suffer serious injuries while playing, Rogers never got the media attention afforded to people like Darryl Stingley or Dennis Byrd. But that’s OK with him. There was always much more to Rogers than his NBA career.