Memphis Tigers Basketball Great Antonio Burks in-studio with 92.9 FM ESPN's John Martin Thursday (2/20)

Burks, "They took something from me that I worked so hard for."

Jason & John
February 20, 2020 - 3:55 pm

Memphis Tigers Basketball great Antonio Burks was in-studio with 92.9 FM ESPN's John Martin on Thursday (2/20).

Click the above image to listen to the full interview.

On July 20, 2009, Burks was shot by a robber in Memphis. Burks underwent several surgeries and recovered in the hospital. The man who shot him was convicted of attempted second-degree murder and other charges and was sentenced to 97 years in prison; he will be eligible for parole after serving 51 years.

Burks broke down while discussing the 2009 shooting that derailed his basketball career.

"They took something from me that I worked so hard for.  It's about being in the wrong place at the wrong time." ~Antonio Burks on the Jason & John Show on February 20, 2020

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