After Super Bowls, a Player Goes Homeless
He had it all — until he didn’t. Discovered living under a New Orleans bridge in 1990, two-time Super Bowl competitor Jackie Wallace, through his journey, offers a glimpse into the “vortex of darkness” that can follow fame. Wallace’s life has been marked by a roller coaster of highs and lows, battling addiction as he’s bounced from rehab to redemption, securing jobs and relationships before relapsing. His longtime friendship with photojournalist Ted Jackson, meanwhile, has provided a constant in this bittersweet struggle, which Wallace was losing when Jackson last sought him out.