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Detroit Lions Suffering from “The Curse of Marvin Gaye”

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

[Author's Note: The facts in this article are entirely accurate and based on sources I have made up for the production of this article.]


In the 1960s, the world was a different place. A brilliant young athlete couldn't live on meager earnings from playing sports. It was because of this, Marvin Gaye turned down scholarship offers from USC and Alabama and turned to his second career choice, singing.

By 1971, Gaye had spent too long watching second-rate hacks like Lem Barney and Dick LeBeau make Pro Bowls. He decided to try out for his local team, the Detroit Lions.

Gaye shined in camp and made friends quickly. Lem Barney and Mel Farr would go on to sing background vocals for "What's Going...

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