Aaron Maybin: From NFL Athlete to Baltimore Art Teacher

Jan 23, 2018, 09:00 AM

As Baltimore schools became refrigerators this month, former NFL linebacker turned Art teacher Aaron Maybin went viral with a video detailing their conditions. Aaron is also the author of a book called Art-Activism: The Revolutionary Art, Poetry, & Reflections of Aaron Maybin. We speak to him about his own personal journey as well as issues of race, class, and education facing Baltimore.Also, we have a special ‘Choice Words,’ written by journalist Lyndsey D'Arcangelo about the serial abuse that took place under the auspices of USA Gymnastics. You don’t want to miss it! We also have ‘Just Stand Up award to the first openly gay athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics, a ‘Just Sit Down’ award to Vice President Mike Pence, both of which are connected to each other, and a very special Kaepernick Watch!Aaron MaybinTwitter: @AaronMMaybinBook: Art-Activism: The Revolutionary Art, Poetry, & Reflections of Aaron Maybinhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-aaron-maybin-cold-schools-20180108-story.htmlLyndsey D’Arcangelo’s Articlehttp://www.lyndseydarcangelo.com/2018/gold-medal-dream-becomes-nightmare/—http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—Music: Eye Examination - Del The Funky Homosapien | High Rise - Big Sean | Bank Rolls Remix - Tate Kobang | Keep Ya Head Up - Tupac | Pound Cake - Drake Feat. Jay-Z | Liberty City - Jaco Pastorius | The Man - The Killers | Take Me To Church - Hozier | Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley | The Wire Theme Song