Former Chiefs star receiver Otis Taylor has been bedridden and non-verbal for years now. He has been debilitated by Parkinson’s disease and associated dementia. Taylor’s sister, Odell, is a nurse who ministers to him 24-7, 365.
Shortly before the Chiefs’ 23-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 25, former Chiefs star Tony Gonzalez allowed himself to think about the future. Gonzalez was down on the field before the game, banging the team’s huge ceremonial drum, when he looked up at the Ring of Honor that surrounds the interior lining of the stadium.