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Retired Athlete Writes Children's Novel

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Retired Athlete Writes Children's Novel

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Retired Athlete Writes Children's Novel

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Tim Green, retired defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, has a new career.

He had already written a successful series of mystery novels, and now he is branching out.

Green has written a children's novel. Football Genius is about a young boy who can predict football plays. The author tells Liane Hansen that he tested the book by reading it to his children and their friends.