WIDE OPEN : The Andre Rison
WIDE OPEN IS ANDRE "BAD MOON" RISON'S Detailed account of his unbelievable journey from Flint, Michigan to a superstar football player in the National Football League. The unbroken, multi-talented, yet enigmatic one, authentically shares his truth about his association with Tupac Shakur, friendship with Deion Sanders, and what really happened with his highly publicized relationship with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. He boldly exposes the truth behind Broke, the politics of football, and living life with C.T.E.
Andre Rison is a Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 nominee, Super Bowl XXXI Champion, 5X Pro Bowler, and Grey Cup Champion who played professionally as a wide receiver for the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. A native of Flint, Michigan, Rison is a Michigan State All-American, prominently contributing to the 1988 Rose Bowl victory. He is devoted to being a husband, father, coach, music artist, and businessman.
Dennis Rodman, 5X NBA Champion, Friend
"I have so much respect for Dre, especially after he came back after the fire. We were both hardcore entertainment as athletes. We were the first two athletes to wear tattoos in the NBA and NFL."
Lawrence "L.T." Taylor, Linebacker, New York Giants
"Andre was a bad muthaf***a. He was very confident and didn't back down from the competition. I liked that about him."
Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland Raiders
"Andre is a helluva player. When they mention receivers, Andre's name always comes up. I wish he had spent his whole career with me."
June Jones, Coach, Atlanta Falcons
"I admit that if he weren't such a great player, I wouldn't be as persistent in trying to help him and that if he were just an average player, he would have been cut, probably a long time ago. But I believe anybody can coach the overachievers or the kids who do everything right and try their hardest. I get paid to coach the guys like Andre. The great ones, they're just different from everybody else."
Jeff George, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons
"Any crucial situation, Andre's in the huddle asking for the ball. I'll say, 'Coming to you.' And he says, 'Good. Just get me the ball.' When he says that, you know you'd better get it to him. He can be intense."