Crime Beat podcast: Blindsided — the Mylan Hicks story

In the fall of 2016, the CFL season was well underway and the Calgary Stampeders were on fire.

When the Stamps beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sept. 24 of that year, the team set a record winning streak.

Read more: Calgary Stampeders after Mylan Hicks’ death: ‘the pain is very real’

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After the game, the team went out to celebrate.

What should have been a fun night on the town, was instead marred by tragedy.

Read more: Killer of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks must serve 18 years before applying for parole

A simple, accidental brush into the wrong person set the tone for the rest of the evening.

In the latest episode of Crime Beat podcast, Global news senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the story of a young man who beat the odds to become a professional football player only to have that dream suddenly shattered.

“Blindsided — the Mylan Hicks” story is available now.

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Contact:

Twitter: @nancyhixt

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Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca

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