"It would take me thirty minutes to work up the courage to say a word. I was just so inwardly petrified. I would have the bible at the corner of the East Village grill ...
"I started to make emotional ties with a lot of these girls that were just unhealthy."
That's the key thing here and when someone says they're gay or homosexual, that is now saying; “That is my identity.”
Sal got to me and he looked dead at me and said; “That kid's a cry baby. He quit last year, I don't want him.”
"I did everything imaginable you can do and probably by the grace of God. A lot of people would have been in prison for some of the stuff I did."
I remember during middle school and high school I think I had basically nobody to talk to outside of my family about like; "This is what I am struggling with..."
"I started cutting and looking for relationships at a very, very young age. I was cyber bullied to the point where I tried to commit suicide. All the while I was going..."
They said; “Son you can never play the game of football again.”
"Growing up I didn't have a very personal view of God."