Former college & NFL player, LAFD firefighter talks about his ALS diagnosis, it's connection to his football career and finding a cure---plus, getting away for Thanksgiving

KNX In Depth
Wednesday, November 27th
You might have heard Eric Stevens' story before: he was captain of the Cal Berkeley football team, graduating with a degree in legal studies, before going on to play in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams.  When Eric's football career came to an end, he joined the LA City Fire Department but was only a firefighter for a few years.........before he was diagnosed with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, before he even hit 30 years old.

Here's what you might not have heard about Eric: there is medical evidence that his years of playing football, and absorbing all of those hits, might be directly related to his ALS.  Eric, his wife Amanda and his brother Craig........who also played both college and NFL football.......joins us on In Depth at the bottom half of the hour to talk about the football connection to his ALS diagnosis.  And he talks about how he's coping with a debilitating disease, while keeping hope alive that he can still beat it.

[MIKE] The turkey and all the fixings is about 24 hours from hitting the table; but with a crush of getaway day Thanksgiving travelers and a lot of bad weather across the country, will you make it to your Thanksgiving on time?