Petition The NFL: Recognize Marlin Briscoe


Over the last few years I have been working on and off to promote a project by Omaha Films regarding former Miami Dolphins Marlin Briscoe.  The film company has been working to make a film about his life.  That project is getting closer and a distributor has been found.  This is where you come in.  Omaha Films needs your help to petition the NFL to partner with them in promoting this story.

For those of you who don’t know Marlin, you should check out this page where several interviews with members of the film and Marlin himself are kept.  They were conducted by me when the company first began promoting this.  You can find it on our page here.

There is no “nutshell” to tell his story.  Marlin was the first starting black QB in the NFL.  He began his career for the Denver Broncos and started part of his first season.  He was later told that he could not play QB and was released.  Don Shula brought him to Miami where he played WR on the 1972 still perfect Dolphins.  After his playing career ended, Briscoe fell on hard times and drugs.  His life almost taken by dealers in a dark hotel room.  With help by many former players around the league, Briscoe recovered and rehabbed.

Today he is a motivational speaker to young kids and his words and actions as a recovered addict have helped many others.  This is a story about him.

So what do you need to do?  You need to sign this petition.  Please visit this link and fill out the form and submit it so the NFL might look very hard at helping get this mans story out of the dredge of paperwork and onto the screen.

Please sign here!

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  • Pentax Shooter

    “Marlin was the first starting black QB in the NFL.”

    According to Pro Football Reference, he started at QB in the AFL, not NFL.

    • Marshall summerlin

      that is true because Denver was still in the AFL the two leagues have not had not merged yet at that time

  • Joseph Farruggia

    Meh. It doesn’t really have anything going for it other than the fact that he was the first black QB. Other than that this is a story that’s been seen hundreds of times. No wonder they can’t find a distributor on their own.

    • txmedic5

      They have a distributor they are looking for a partner. In addition this story is really good. You should read through and listen to the interviews or pick up the book. He may be the 1st starting black QB but is also one of the first to recover from all this.

      • Joseph Farruggia

        Doesn’t sound unique. It sounds like something done to death. They want the NFL to partner with them? Why not just ask the NFL? Get the distributor to ask? Sorry to be negative but it doesn’t seem like the world is beating a path to watch another film about an addict in recovery.