“He wouldn’t admit it; he wouldn’t even ask for help…but his friend Everson helped anyway.”
Everson Walls and I do TV together, and he often appears on my radio show, Off with the Helmets, as well. I had an advantage here. I knew he had at least 50 great stories! I chose two of them, fed him dinner, and led him to the studio to get to work.
This is the first story that he told us – it’s the story of one of his best friends as a Cowboy, but also his life. Ron Springs was a Fullback for the Cowboys from ’79 to ’84 that was re-writing how to play the position when Everson signed as an undrafted free agent from Grambling. For some reason, Ron took to Everson – he helped him through his rookie-camp, and they became friends. Good friends.
As their careers wound-down, they went into business with each other and spent more and more time together. Hung out, worked out, went out; it seemed like nothing could touch them. Then, Ron began to deteriorate. He wouldn’t admit it; he wouldn’t even ask for help…but his friend Everson helped anyway.
It’s a disturbing, moving story of what life is about. Friendship, loyalty, love.