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Herschel Walker is a Skitzo Who Knew? Updated!

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on April 15, 2008

First off to all the Georgia fans that read this blog (except John) I apologize in advance for this post, but it’s just too good a story not to ridicule.

Georgia football legend and College football God Herschel Walker has a new book coming out. In it he states he’s a skitzo. Which begs the question which personality was the one that could read?

Yeah, I’m really going to believe Herschel Walker wrote a book…

Some of Walker’s closest friends are all saying the same thing:

“I’m probably one of his closest friends and that’s news to me,” Frank Ros, a Coca-Cola executive who played linebacker and was captain of Georgia’s 1980 national championship team, told the Journal-Constitution. “I knew he was working on a book but I just thought it was about football. He does 100 things at once and always has projects going on but that blows me away.”

“That’s all news to me,” former Georgia coach Vince Dooley said. “All I know is whatever personality he had when he had the football was the one I liked.”

That’s classic Dooley I love it.

The titled “Breaking Free” chronicles Walker’s life with multiple personality disorder.

Since I spent several years as a medical underwriter I can tell you that every book like the Merck Manual of Medical Information to the BC/BS Underwriting Manual will tell you the same thing, and that is there is no multiple personality disorder: the term was retired in 1994. A person who really has Dissociative Identity Disorder would show at least 3 distinct aspects to their personality, not 2. This is very very rare, and not something under voluntary control. It is hard to imagine that he would have been able to hide this for all the years he was in the public eye.

As for this being a mental illness, well that term actually doesn’t exist, just look in a medical dictionary & you won’t find it. They are technically mental disorders, but that’s a subject for another day.

Now I’m somewhat sensitive to mental illness, and if he really does have this disorder I feel bad for him and I hope he gets help. However I find it interesting that we only hear about this when he has a book to sell and he’s trying to make money. We’ve never heard this before, and the guy has been retired for what, a dozen years now? All of a sudden he has a book coming out and then we hear about this.

If this is true then it’s no wonder Minnesota traded so many players to get him.

Some of the personalities featured in the book are:

Eve from the “Three Faces of Eve”

A sane and responsible Brittney Spears

Some linebacker name Steve whom I’m sure he ran over going to the house.

Donald Trump who bought the USFL team, New Jersey Generals, that Walker played for.

Uga the (insert roman numeral here)

And finally Tim Tebow, which maybe the most violent because he punches himself in the face and yells quit crying you little bitch.

Update 4/15/08

In the just-released book “Breaking Free,” former NFL running back Herschel Walker delves into his excruciating struggles with dissociative identity disorder, saying he tried to manage a dozen alternate personalities and that the condition nearly drove him to suicide.

After his retirement from football in 1997, Walker said the disorder began to overwhelm him. At one point, while sitting in his kitchen, he said he played Russian roulette with a loaded pistol.

“To challenge death like I was doing, you start saying, there’s a problem here,” Walker told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff.

“Nightline” interviewed Walker’s therapist, Jerry Mungadze, who said he met Walker’s alternate personalities, or “alters,” during their sessions.

“They will come out and say, I am so-and-so. I’m here to tell you Herschel is not doing too good,” Mungadze said. ” … When he finishes, it would just disappear back in him, and Herschel comes out.”

Walker and his ex-wife, Cindy Grossman (No relation to Rex), were married for 16 years before she knew about his illness the his sheep fetish, she said.

“Well, now it makes perfect sense, because each personality has a different interest,” Grossman told “Nightline.” “This one has an interest in ballet, this one has an interest in the Marines, this one had an interest [in the] FBI, this one had an interest in sports.

“DID is not ‘Sybil’ or ‘Three Faces of Eve.’ DID is just an illness that people are dealing with,” he said. In the book, he wrote, “I feel the greatest achievement of my life will be to tell the world my truth.”

There is a real insightful movie about this disorder called Me, Myself and Irene.

However Big Papa Walker has something to say….

“I know him better than anybody ’cause I raised him,” Willis Walker Sr. told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time. “This is my first knowing about that.”

I find it hard to believe, that in 8 years of therapy, NONE of his personalities ever told his Dad. Bad personalties! Shame on you. He must have changed personalities when he joined the Vikings…He didn’t seem interested in running the rock back then.

I think I’m Michael Jordan everyday but then I check my bank accounts and go brick jumpers in my front yard and come back to reality.

Can I have the disorder too??? I think I’m somebody else all the time….

Just shut up Herschel, all 12 of you!

Now I leave you with this question:

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to commit suicide, is that considered a hostage crisis?

Hey Steve! Herschel and his 12 friends still wanna fight!

Hey Steve! Hershel & his 12 friends still wanna fight!

8 Responses to “Herschel Walker is a Skitzo Who Knew? Updated!”

  1. abarclay12 said

    Outrageous. I hope at least one of his personalities pisses of J.Lee Riches.

  2. I always thought he ran like a man-possessed.

  3. KimFlynn said

    You are ignorant. You know nothing about DID.

  4. “You are ignorant. You know nothing about DID.”

    I only know what the medical journals tell us…which is more than you know…but if you want to prove me wrong then please by all means attempt to do so.

  5. “I always thought he ran like a man-possessed.”

    LOL Herschel “Legion” Walker…thank you for helping me coin that.

  6. MoonDog said

    I have multiple personalities too. I often speak to several of them at one time only to discover all of them are as boring as I am.

  7. zigzag said

    Bill Bates always knew there was something wrong.

  8. Joel said

    Walker did an interview on one of the sports talk radio stations here where he said that he was still doing his 2500 sit ups and push ups everyday in case an NFL team called for him to play. I wonder which Herschel that was…

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