July 21st, 2017

When I hung up the phone on July 24, 2016 after being told that I would never talk to Mike again, my very first thought was to go back and read through our last exchange of texts. It was less than two weeks prior that he was asking me how training camp was going in Cincinnati, about life in general. He told me he had spoken with my mom about law school and was excited to head out west in the fall. He was hoping I could one day take over his radio show. At the time, I never thought it would be my last conversation with him.

Source: The Athletic