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.