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Published on December 20, 2014 9:45 AM by dbo.
A gifted athlete who lined up all over the field (QB, receiver, defensive back, kick returner), Thornton was as well known off the field. Self-promoting, in a tongue-in-cheek way, he was a character, entertaining and likeable and captured interest in Toronto. Today’s players could learn a lot from Thornton on how to be a confident but self-deprecating, conceited but humble persona and have fun with the game while they are young.
My condolences go out to the Thornton family.