What Happened to Jimmy Graham? (His Unfortunate Childhood Couldn’t Stop His Success)

Aug 29, 2020
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NFL TE Jimmy Graham HAD a tough childhood.
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    Andrew ZeitlerAndrew Zeitler2 days ago
  • I’ve watched so many of these videos but I still don’t know what is said at the start of the video before the intro starts 😂

    Gari ClarkGari Clark6 days ago
  • I hope He never talked to his real mom ever again, give Her some Money maybe so she can live right, but she dont deserve jimmy. What A scumbag

    BerginLightsBerginLights6 days ago
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    StringerBell HollowayStringerBell Holloway7 days ago
  • Flemlo, that story was pissin' me off, too. Props on the video.

    Bruce LeeBruce Lee7 days ago
  • Honestly I’m wanting to cry listening to this, I’ve got two boys and I bust my fuckin ass them and I’ll never stop. The thought of one of my boys going through breaks my heart. I love that Flemlo calls people out too, he tells the facts of the story without a doubt but when those facts point to someone being a bad person he isn’t afraid to say it.

    philip scalfphilip scalf8 days ago
  • Glad he had a great year as a bears fan at the start of the year I was hating on the signing at the start of the year

    Ryan SlivaRyan Sliva9 days ago
  • I been watching you for damn near 4 years now on and off Flem. You really have a talent for story telling and finding the good in each of those stories

    Mike FantasiaMike Fantasia14 days ago
  • It’s not as bad because you know how successful he became but Imagine all the kids that went through this that didn’t make it to the nfl or anything else

    RicochetRicochet15 days ago
  • This could be a movie 🍿

    Tony JohnsonTony Johnson15 days ago
  • Goldsboro, NC

  • It seems every black player has a crappy upbring but this is different, a truly despicable story of horrific adult's abusing a child, how he didn't end up in a gang dead is nothing short of a miracle. A truly inspirational story if there ever was one. I'm glad things worked out for him.

    icemuleicemule21 day ago
  • I was wondering what happened to him. God bless You and Jimmy. Love your channel and can’t wait for you to reach 1 million subscribers

    Bishop PiruBishop Piru21 day ago
  • Bet when he made NFL she calls him begging him for help

    Michael EdwardsMichael Edwards22 days ago
  • He should've stayed with the Saints tbh.

    Walter MoiseWalter Moise22 days ago
  • We all need a friend like Bernie Kosar

    Kevin P.Kevin P.23 days ago
  • Such a great story. I love when things turn out for these guys.

    samsbro1952samsbro195223 days ago
  • Just found your videos. Flemlo you do a better job showcasing players than NFL Films! Nice work!

    Sean HSean H23 days ago
  • You do a great job at what you do young man, wishing you the best going forward!

    Private Investigator SacramentoPrivate Investigator Sacramento24 days ago
  • imagine being ms becky sitting in a trailer. not having the most successful life but being filled with love and the child you loved on and saved calls you and tells you that he is training with bernie kosar!!! imagine the pride she musta felt

    SoulFlySoulFly24 days ago
  • That witch (without the B) that was his biological mom must be gnashing her teeth after seeing how he turned out rich and successful.

    blakjak38blakjak3825 days ago
  • what a incredible and inspirational story

    cathal ruanecathal ruane29 days ago
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    King MGZYKing MGZYMonth ago
  • Can you do a video about your life?

    Mida Celery StickMida Celery StickMonth ago
  • God bless the nurse who adopted him and gave him a stable home and Bernie Kosar for stepping up for him and guiding him to play for the U. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE U!!! Thank you FlemLo, for telling his story..

    Ralph AlvarezRalph AlvarezMonth ago
  • Thanks, FlemLo, for the positive reinforcement at the end, and throughout 😊😎🎷

    Didier LabossiereDidier LabossiereMonth ago
  • Jimmy left the Saints because he wanted more money than they could provide with their salary cap. He didn’t take it in stride (aside from the tweet). I loved Jimmy as a Saint, but he was a dick after that. Doesn’t seem to be as a bear though. So, maybe he got over it? Either way, inspirational story. Props to him. It’s hard to come back from such a tough life.

    Dr. Zombie XDr. Zombie XMonth ago
  • I'm so glad he is with us now hopefully we can utilize him more next year

    Terry BakerTerry BakerMonth ago
  • Good message at the end

    X WilborneX WilborneMonth ago
  • His mother was a despicable person, I don’t care what she was going through in her own life.

    Ryan McAllisterRyan McAllisterMonth ago
  • FlemLo really knows how to tell a story, he always leaves me wanting more

    CatskillsCatskillsMonth ago
  • I felt this story so much, dead beat mothers do exist but hardly ever talked about .

    Deric MangoDeric MangoMonth ago
  • I thought Jimmy Graham was white.

    3Vimages3VimagesMonth ago
  • God Bless Jimmy Graham, and the woman that saved him

    BBLongLegsBBLongLegsMonth ago
  • His childhood history is absolutely shocking. It was hard to listen to.

    Rick Boiardi World BuilderRick Boiardi World BuilderMonth ago
  • I hate that I relate so well. Experienced a similar upbringing, and I’m still fairly young.

    hunter nicholshunter nicholsMonth ago
  • Wow........ Just.... wow. 🙏

    xxbonrockxxxxbonrockxxMonth ago
  • So nobody is going to talk about the joker squeezing Jimmy's ass @ 11:01? Straight up sexual assault 😂🤣😂🤣

    Darren CorkDarren CorkMonth ago
  • "This could mean taking a ride outta state too getcha XBOX jail-broken 🤣😂🤣... He's deff referring too his OWN personal experience wit his manz , ii remember him sayin' tht about his boy inna previous vid...

    Damain JenkinsDamain JenkinsMonth ago
  • Thank you so much for this video on Jimmy Graham. I'm a Saint fan and when I learned of his heartbreaking childhood several years ago, I had a shirt printed in his honor. #80. GOOD LUCK JIMMY and Good Bless You

    Kathy TaylorKathy TaylorMonth ago
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    Tiffany GarrettTiffany GarrettMonth ago
  • this fkn story. wow.

    John PJohn PMonth ago
  • Very cool story. The guy was thrown in to a horrible situation as just a kid, but he adapted and overcame his circumstances. No wonder he was so good.

    Mann MadeMann MadeMonth ago
  • Proud to have this dude on the bears, and hes killing it right now

    First name Last nameFirst name Last nameMonth ago
  • Jimmy's childhood breaks my heart to hear. Moved me nearly to tears.

    Paul JamilkowskiPaul JamilkowskiMonth ago
  • I appreciate what Jimmy has been through but as a bears fan I'm ready to move on, he just isn't the same athlete as he once was

    Rich L.Rich L.Month ago
  • This dude had a harder time growing up then anyone in these videos.

    Corey ChristensenCorey Christensen2 months ago
  • video starts at 2:20

    ZaykeZayke2 months ago
    • Let's get it!

      Wolfe SkillWolfe SkillMonth ago
  • 4 mins of intro? Makes me not watch another video of yours ,sorry man im here for content not adds 'next'

    Gary VanGorderGary VanGorder2 months ago
  • What a great guy :). Been very happy to have him on the Bears.

    GggboltGggbolt2 months ago
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    Sirjt KhanSirjt Khan2 months ago
  • fun fact jimmy is from my hometown of goldsboro north carolina and we even had the same teachers

    JalenIsToxicJalenIsToxic2 months ago
  • Have always been a fan of his but never knew his back story gotta say I like him even more now

    daniel raydaniel ray2 months ago
  • And he’s a pilot

    SAMMI’S WorldSAMMI’S World2 months ago
  • You didnt mention the Patriots trying to keep him under the radar because they knew hernandez was slipping and Graham was steal of the draft. I really want to turn my life up and just encourage everyone.

    nico Bnico B2 months ago
  • Jimmy Graham is a human touchdown machine. super inspirational story.

    ChrisCardenDrumsChrisCardenDrums2 months ago
  • Bro your videos be fire I always look forward to the life lesson at the end of the videos 💪🏾

    Devo Redd-WilliamsDevo Redd-Williams3 months ago
  • Great video, that was brutal to hear about his pain but he didn’t use it as a excuse he challenged the world to pay him back for the hardships . Incredible god bless bro

    Long FellowLong Fellow3 months ago
  • Jesus is king and our savior repent of sins so you can be saved Ways how: Pray and trust god ask for help trust him Your souls at steak Amen

    Yianni DourisYianni Douris3 months ago
  • Really nice story. Very inspirational. His story should be a mandatory read for school children.

    Toby IhliToby Ihli3 months ago
  • Omg this dude i had no idea but i didn’t want the saints to lose him

    1 Man Dynasty1 Man Dynasty3 months ago
  • The nurse that took him in is the hero of this story and she deserves some thanks from everyone that gets to watch this dude score TD after TD for over a decade!

    Derek JohnstonDerek Johnston3 months ago
  • Hello friend :)

    EclipZe MuzikEclipZe Muzik3 months ago
  • Thank you for the video; I started following Jimmy Graham because of his enthusiasm with aviation, and didn’t know a lot about his background.

    krwilliams3876krwilliams38763 months ago
  • Bro, I stumbled on your videos and I’m hooked! Great content and insight into these tough human stories and the success that can come out of them with hard work.

    walter zawadzkiwalter zawadzki3 months ago
  • So no one gonna talk about how at 11:01 the joker was gripping my guys cheeks

    Keaton LawKeaton Law3 months ago
  • Alot of the people I know act like they had it rough and that's the reason they aren't successful. they all need to watch this video

    Evan HugginsEvan Huggins3 months ago
  • great story.i guess im a jimmy graham fan.human spirit is amazing

    alfonse coppolaalfonse coppola3 months ago
  • This story is so sad man. He’s amazing man. The real heroes are the people that helped him and inspired him and got him out of terrible situations

    Will AndrewsWill Andrews3 months ago
  • my life like dat but i am not an orphan

    RB KRB K3 months ago
  • What happened to his sister?

    mm3 months ago
  • The good thing about Jimmy's story growing up however bad as it may seem, it might help some kid down the road who might be going through the same thing. It could also serve as an example of no matter how bad things get we don't have to make it worse by joining some gang, or hanging around a bunch of guys worse than our situation only waiting for the law/probation/judge to step in and hopefully point you in the right direction, which doesn't happen as often as you'd like to think, and is the reason more blacks proportionally are locked up than any other race hands down!!!

    monti millermonti miller3 months ago
  • I watched the original interview on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO and what you're saying did not happen. You are a liar

    pd ndpd nd3 months ago
  • What a history! Very encouraging, thanks for the awesome content, FlemLo, keep hammering!

    Kauê SeoaneKauê Seoane3 months ago
  • I have become absolutely HOOKED on this channel since I found it about a week ago! Cant get enough! Keep the content coming!

    Charley BettsCharley Betts4 months ago
  • I love Jimmy Graham. It’s a shame we lost him. I’ve been a HARDCORE Saints fan since I was 3 years old. I used to either listen to the game in my Paw-Paws lab or watch it on our little black and white tv. Jimmy brought a Hoby feel to the team. The first time I met him I said “Where yat Jimmy!!!” And ever since then he would beat me to the punch. Nicest dude.

    Zachary BrewsterZachary Brewster4 months ago
  • Well done....bad childhoods do suck. I am happy for him...took a noble route! Keep at it! Nice Flemo.

    Mike H.Mike H.4 months ago
  • Keep the great stories coming. Please.

    algermom1algermom14 months ago
  • Wow I never knew this. God bless him 🙏🏾

    Amanda ParfaitAmanda Parfait4 months ago
  • He’s sorta a modern day spartan if you think about it 🤔

    IBogusIBogus4 months ago
  • That's a sad life

    Michael RobbMichael Robb4 months ago
  • Loved watching Jimmy when he was with my Seahawks. Had his jersey, and was bummed when he left. I knew he'd had a rough childhood...but I had no idea it was that bad. Jimmy's mom: "What will you give me for this 11-year-old kid? Group home: "Nothing." Jimmy's mom: "Deal! Where do I sign?" Daaaaamn....I can't even imagine.

    Aaron CostelloAaron Costello4 months ago
  • Who here after he one handed on the bucs

    Db3xtv _Db3xtv _4 months ago
  • Never knew his story. But he was always a solid player I liked to watch. Except when he joined the packers lol. But now he’s on the Bears he has really been a great addition to the offense.

    PappaBear1014PappaBear10144 months ago
  • Now he balling out 🐻⬇️

    vengefulforkvengefulfork4 months ago
  • My step mom did this with both of her kids... she is trash, my dad and her have been married for almost 20 years and I refuse to have any contact with her🥴

    ReBelle FleurReBelle Fleur4 months ago
  • He getting TD with the Bears that's where he at... 🤣

    Shankey200Shankey2004 months ago
  • Inspiring in many ways.

    Brandon MuseBrandon Muse4 months ago
  • You and Foolish Baseball Are My Favorite Channels To Get Past Information on Former or Current Players, Respect To You Both

    RDG760 jrRDG760 jr4 months ago
  • I remember sitting in the stands with my brother watching jimmy score a TD for the hurricanes and saying, "who the hell is that?". Few weeks later we said, you won't have to remember him because he isn't going away

    DaddY SiegEDaddY SiegE4 months ago
  • had to sub. always appreciate the work and dedication regardless of the topic. keep up the good work.

    Julian SantanaJulian Santana4 months ago
  • Bro you need to do a video about zion the wrestler he has a 10 min video on Netflix that moved me not to be funny but he is a highschool wrestler that has no legs

    Nathan HotardNathan Hotard4 months ago
  • That was a good one! Thanks

    Lew FLew F4 months ago
  • Anybody else say “cue the Wayne” when he says it? Just me?

    grumpyjuicetruckinggrumpyjuicetrucking4 months ago
  • jesus christ idk what it is about your videos but once I click on one, I'm watching 5 of them. so good to see someone that can actually stay nutrial

    Brandon BondBrandon Bond4 months ago
  • his mom regrets what she did 😂probably calling him for money never give up on your kids

    Student Tanner KuppStudent Tanner Kupp4 months ago
  • Chicago 😭

    Claudette WhitesideClaudette Whiteside4 months ago
  • This guy is very inspiring on the field, but considering that he stared into the abyss as a CHILD, the most remarkable aspect of this man is that he's become a well adjusted, productive human, much less an NFL superstar! Truly amazing.

    Stringfellow LockeStringfellow Locke4 months ago
  • 11:02 I think that saints fan likes Jimmy to much

    Pog Champ YugoslaviaPog Champ Yugoslavia4 months ago
  • what happened to his sister?

    calebcaleb4 months ago