Michael Aponte

September 17, 2007
Hosted by Eddie George

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Episode Description

Not in his wildest dreams did Michael Aponte believe there would be a Topps card featuring his likeness. As a collegiate football player at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aponte knew his wide receiver skills would never land him on a trading card. Little did he know that his unique card counting ability and an infamous blackjack career would make a card possible. Through 2000, Aponte and his card-counting cohorts enjoyed an incredible run at casinos, walking away with millions. Aponte became so well known, he could no longer play in casinos and his career essentially came to an end. But in 2004 he competed in and won the first ever World Series of Blackjack. Tune in this week as Eddie speaks with the intellectual who gambled his way into millions of dollars in winnings. Also catch updates on what's happening with the Jena 6 trial in Louisiana and the EGX Lifestyle. Call in and participate in the discussion.

Radio, By George!

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“Radio, By George!” is a lifestyle program dedicated to improving the lives of listeners by focusing on the holistic growth of their mind, body, and spirit. Host Eddie George shares his life experiences, as well as the experiences of his guest commentators and experts with the listening audience to focus them toward reaching their personal and professional goals. Tune in to Radio, By George and learn from the life experiences of a man who went from being a somewhat unruly kid in the streets of Philadelphia, to a retired professional athlete who has become a role-model for not only young people, but for business men and women globally. His modern-day Horatio Alger story is inspirational to the average person. Plan to spend time with Eddie George and his empowering talk radio show, Radio, By George!

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Eddie George

Eddie George

With his passionate and competitive spirit, Eddie George has carved a special niche for himself in the professional sports arena, particularly the NFL where he is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown. In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards in 1996, and was the Tennessee Titans’ starting tailback until 2003. George’s punishing north-and-south running style won him the 1997 AP’s “Offensive Rookie of the Year” honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001. Drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, George owns virtually every franchise rushing record. He led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. Eddie also spent one season playing for the Dallas Cowboys. He recently joined FOX Sports Network as co-host of Pro Football Weekly. In addition, Eddie has broadened his work as a philanthropist by donating his time and money to various charities, including his own non-profit organization, Visions with Infinite Possibilities (VIP). He is also founder and part owner of The EDGE GROUP, a landscape architecture company, and “Eddie George’s Grille 27” in Columbus, OH. Eddie latest endeavor takes him further into health and fitness through his company, EGX Lifestyle. He is married to Tamara Johnson and they have a son, Eriq and he also has a nine year old son, Jaire.

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