Previewing ESPN’s Chucky Mullins film

ESPN Films has produced a special revisiting the hit that paralyzed former Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins.

An extended preview of the film was shown to media this evening, and here’s an excerpt from John Davis’ story.

Former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer and Ole Miss players were interviewed about the hit suffered by Mullins. They talked about the mood of the crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and what they were feeling as their friend laid on the field. Author Larry Woody, who wrote the book “Dixie Farewell: The Life and Death of Chucky Mullins,” was interviewed in the first segment, his focus on how quiet both locker rooms were following the game. Leroy Mullins, the head trainer at Ole Miss at the time, provided some stoic and defining quotes about how his life, the life of Chucky Mullins and the life of his son, Tim, a student trainer in 1989, was about to change forever due to the collision. …

More in tomorrow’s Daily Journal.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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