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Article by pelecanus87    (11-12-17 07:55 AM)



Was this ever posted here? It's a great article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic...

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"Johnny Brashear was 22, already in the throes of alcohol addiction, and she was 19, a hardened product of Quebec's foster-care system, when she became pregnant. They moved to Bedford, Ind., about 75 miles south of Indianapolis, to be married. By the age of 24, she had given birth to three children -- Lorraine, Johnny Jr. and Donald, the baby.

"He was a beautiful child," Gauthier said. "He had an innocence about him."

Johnny drank to get drunk, building up enough tolerance so he could down a pint of Seagram's VO Canadian whiskey in three swallows. He would lose money at cards and come home angry and hungry, telling his wife to make him something to eat.

"If I rubbed my eyes to wake up, he'd grab me by the hair and pull me out of bed saying, 'I mean now!' " Gauthier said. "He'd say, 'Shut the baby up.' If Donald didn't stop crying, his dad would grab him by the arm and throw him across the room. He was 6 months old when that happened."



 
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Rob29
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11-12-17 09:11 AM - Post#1706708    


    In response to pelecanus87

I had not seen this before, thanks for posting it.
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11-12-17 04:30 PM - Post#1706716    


    In response to Rob29

It's been posted before. But no biggie. Good read.


 
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11-12-17 09:50 PM - Post#1706725    


    In response to Peatycap

Thanks for the read. What a sad story.
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11-14-17 12:54 AM - Post#1706761    


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Absolutely. I think I read something about this 10 years ago or something. It was just a tragic peace. There are a lot of people who don't like Brashear on this site, most of them don't post any more, but if you don't feel the least bit sorry for him in this instance, you have absolutely zero heart and deserve zero respect.


 
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11-16-17 09:26 AM - Post#1706845    


    In response to Canucko29

Thanks for posting this; had never seen it. I never really liked Brashear the player/fighter/enforcer, but still just a dude and it is a sad story. Hope he finds peace with it all.
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01-10-18 07:40 AM - Post#1708745    


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I knew this. Sad story. Thanks for uploading.
 
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