skip navigation

Eligible again, Ballou’s homeless running back thrives in first game

By By Samantha Pell, Washington Post, 09/29/18, 11:15AM EDT


Jamal Speaks removed his helmet on the Ballou sideline, the sweat still glistening off his forehead as he adjusted his posture. Greeted by an onslaught of bright lights and microphones thrust in his face, Speaks held a steady gaze as he looked into the cameras.