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This profile was last updated on 9/19/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Linebacker
    Philadelphia Eagles
  • Linebacker
  • Passionate Victim Advocate
  • Eagles Linebacker
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Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker ..., 19 Sept 2012 [cached]
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Al Chesley, a survivor of child sexual abuse, tells his story during a news conference at the state Capitol Wednesday to announce the introduction of legislation by Rep. Mauree Gingrich, behind Chesley wearing a dress and jacket, that would require schools to include sexual-abuse education in children s health curriculum. (Submitted)
On the agenda were two adult victims of child sexual abuse, including former NFL linebacker, Al Chesley who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chesley, who works with the National Center for Victims of Crime, was expected to testify about his experience as a 13-year-old being sexually abused by a trusted police officer
By contrast, Al Chesley, a ..., 15 June 2012 [cached]
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. He 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 ..., 21 Feb 2011 [cached]
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.
One of the most powerful moments ..., 19 Sept 2011 [cached]
One of the most powerful moments at the recent conference of the National Center for Victims of Crime was a presentation by Al Chesley, former National Football League linebacker, about the sexual abuse he experienced as a youth and his decades-long struggle to recover from the crime. Now a passionate victim advocate, Al promotes policies to protect young sexual abuse victims. His message: we can and must do more to help the victims of this crime.
Al Chesley's abuser, a neighbor who was a District of Columbia police officer, was a trusted, respected member of the community.
"I'm surviving by speaking out", 20 Feb 2011 [cached]
RICHMOND (February 20, 2011)-"I'm not here for any lawsuit or any money," former NFL linebacker Al Chesley told Virginia lawmakers last night. "What I'm doing now is surviving. I'm surviving by speaking out."
ChesleyTestifies Before the night was over, Chesley (photo at right) was doing more than surviving. He jumped from his chair like the Philadelphia Eagle he once was, all smiles, and thanked Delegates Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) and others for their vote to give victims greater access to the courts.
More Media Coverage: CBS interview with Al Chesley
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