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Melissa Mahler of Pro Player Insiders ...
Melissa Mahler of Pro Player Insiders and Andrew Willis of the Stop Abuse Campaign tackle the topic of child sexual abuse with the creator of the ACE study Dr. Felitti, survivor and advocate Matt Sandusky, survivor and filmmaker Johnna Janis, clinical & forensic psychologist Cheryl Arutt and former NFL player Al Chesley.
is a former NFL player who played of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears.
He's an outspoken advocate on preventing child sexual abuse and a survivor.
"Sex abusers win the trust of ...
"Sex abusers win the trust of kids and the people those kids look up to--such as coaches and other officials," says former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Al Chesley, who was abused by a neighbor who was a police officer when Chesley was 13.
HEROs meet Al ...
HEROs meet Al Chesley
Members of the third class of the H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue Corps gather for a photo yesterday with Al Chesley, former Super Bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles (front, center), and instructors Zak Mucha (left, back row) and JonAnn Gledhill (far right).
By contrast, Al Chesley, a ...
By contrast, Al Chesley, a former pro football player, attended one of the trial sessions, and has been speaking out about parallels between the Sandusky case and his own story of being abused by a police officer as a youth in Washington, D.C.
Chesley, 54, who played linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears, didn't talk about being abused until 2008.
has since become a children's rights advocate.
"As someone who is finally healing, I want to support these kids," he
said of Sandusky's accusers.
Al Chesley and Jeff Dion ...
Al Chesley and Jeff Dion join PROTECT for Q&A for reporters
Al Chesley, former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and child sexual abuse survivor, and Jeff Dion, Executive Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, joined PROTECT this morning for a Q&A media event for reporters covering the Statute of Limitations bills in the Virginia General Assembly.
Jeff Dion and Al Chesley, with the CBS camera rolling
Al Chesley grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from Eastern High School.
He played for the Pittsburgh Panthers and was a member of the 1976 National Championship Football Team.
After his college graduation, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and was a linebacker for 4 seasons.
In 1981, he
played in Superbowl XV against the Oakland Raiders
Chesley also played 2 seasons for the Chicago Bears.
After retiring from the NFL, Chesley has worked with at-risk youth in Pittsburgh and Washington.