In his 2016 memoir, “But Enough About Me,” Burt Reynolds vividly recounts the injuries that forced him to stop playing football in college.
“It would take a long time to get through my thick skull that there could be more to life than playing football and chasing sorority girls,” wrote Reynolds, who had received a football scholarship to Florida State University.
Reynolds, of course, went on to become a famous actor and hirsute Hollywood sex symbol. But there’s one rumor that he never seemed to shake: that he nearly played for the Baltimore Colts.
In an obituary for Reynolds, who died this week, the BBC reports that he “was being...