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Retired Athletes Pre-Party for Charity

A handful of famous retired athletes pre-partied for a cause at Indianapolis Colts Grille early Friday evening. Spotted at the “Big Game Big Give” event, a fundraiser for The Giving Back Fund, were Marshall Faulk, the Hall of Fame running back and NFL Network analyst (and one-time Colts star), big-armed ex-quarterback Warren Moon (the first African-American signal caller elected to the pro football HOF) , and popular former Pacer Derrick McKey.

We spoke briefly with each of them. Here’s a rundown:

Faulk: Not the friendliest. And a bit disheveled.

Moon: Eats at Mo’s or  St. Elmo when he’s in Indy, because he “likes steak and good wine.”

McKey: Lives in town, and is enjoying the good life while spending time with his four kids. “I was smart with my money,” he says.


Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.

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