Memphis Grizzlies Keyon Dooling – Courageous Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse






Keyon Dooling

By Gary Washburn |  Globe Staff   April 28, 2013

Sometimes the most subtle things can conjure up painful childhood memories.

Keyon Dooling, a 12-year NBA veteran, was the definition of polished and measured. Never leaving the house without being meticulously dressed, beard trimmed, hair cropped close, and the smile, always the smile.

It wasn’t that Dooling was camouflaging anything. His persona was natural and pure.

But an incident at a restaurant last summer in Seattle, an evening after Dooling helped former Celtics teammate Avery Bradley with his summer camp in Tacoma, Wash., brought back horrid, humiliating, and harrowing memories of childhood sexual abuse.

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