Ray Glier is a journalist based in Atlanta. His work has appeared in USA TODAY, The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post and Al Jazeera America. He is a 1981 graduate of West Virginia University.
Ray your new article on Jameis is awesome! I live in Birmingham and know exactly where Bessemer is. It was very interesting to learn what his peers in highschool thought about him and listening to their stories. What i thought was kind of pathetic was AJ McCarron's mom criticizing him. There was nothing wrong with how he spoke. She was being very prudish. Does she not understand American culture at all outside preppy white kids? Tons of kids talk like Jameis and he was perfectly understandable. What he had to say was cool and insightful into what their attitude was. But anyway, thanks for the article and I wish there were alot more like it