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Dayton gridiron hero LaVar Glover on walking away, playing golf and building bridges after the NFL 

While his college football teammates were shaking it up and shutting down bars, Dayton football hero LaVar Glover was sharing a bedroom with the 15-year-old brother he was trying to set on the right path. 

 

Glover, now the director of self-sufficiency at Community Action Partnership, talked to Amelia Robinson about his unconventional life for the latest episode of the “What Had Happened Was” podcast. 

>>This former NFL player is tackling Dayton community problems head-on

They dished about card games and Glover’s decade-long football career. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers before being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions before playing for the Arena and Canadian Football leagues. They also talked about his childhood in Dayton and how he coached kids in Kettering and gave up his foster program. Now Glover tries to help people build bridges to successful futures.

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ABOUT THE PODCAST

“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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Dayton’s mysterious walled falls, a phantom driver and how Dayton became the ‘Gem City’

 

 

Episode 12: The Fosters’ Sherri Saum on super hot husband and having her magazines confiscated in Kettering

 

Episode 11: Radio pioneer and DCDC leader on burning crosses and fighting for herself

 

EPISODE 10: Tom Archdeacon talks Miami vices, wedding rings and LeBron’s mom 

 

EPISODE 9: Cackle vs. Cancer — the world with Alexis Larsen and Kristen Wicker

 

EPISODE 8 : Dead in Dayton — a mayor trapped in a brothel, a former slave claps back, and a gypsy queen cliffhanger

 

EPISODE 7: Tusks, Fireball and belly shirts with the magical McKibben Brothers

EPISODE 6: Sweet sticky things with John “Turk” Logan

EPISODE 5:  Watch for 10,000 ‘leprechauns’

EPISODE 4: The Yellow Springs vagina tree’s knobby side

EPISODE 2: Bourbon, Beards and Joe Head

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