Demario Davis

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Saints LB Davis talks adversity in new book


By: Mark Menard

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis knows his life could have been much different.

Davis has written a memoir that focuses on the crossroads he faced in college when his team chaplain helped him turn around a life that had been checkered with football glory and run-ins with the law.

Davis joined Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic on WWL Radio Tuesday night to discuss that new book, “The Unsuccessful Champion.”

“I could win a thousand Super Bowls or a thousand Pro Bowls and that would be all fine and great,” Davis said. “But at the end of the day, all I wanna hear is God say, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant.’ I want my wife to say, ‘He was a great husband.’ I want my kids to say, ‘He was a great father.’ I want people in the community to say, ‘He had a major impact on my life.’ Because that’s what’s really lasting,”

As for his Pro Bowl snub, Davis said things like that matter not.

“I’m grateful to be selected All-Pro. I’m not bitter about not being in the Pro Bowl. Everything happens for a reason. But at the end of the day, I find value in the things of life,” Davis said.

You can hear the full audio of Davis and his chat on Sports Talk by clicking the podcast link.

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