Theo Fleury is Giving Voice to Fellow Survivors of Abuse

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.13.45 PMThis story appears in the July 4–11 edition of Sports Illustrated

He hides in the shadows, stage left, and stares into the light past the curtains. He breathes in slow, and then out fast. The four other members of the band have taken their places. The crowd waits for him. “F‑‑‑‑‑‑ sold out,” he says. “Now I’m nervous.” This is unusual; he had always loved putting on shows. For 15 seasons he dazzled crowds at NHL rinks, a 5’ 6″, point-per-game pit bull. And now, on a rainy Saturday in March, Theo Fleury walks onstage in an auditorium near the Sidney, B.C., airport to entertain a packed house of 310. Read more…