The man was more than the myth

Updated: February 22, 2005, 11:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

When it came to the Gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson, few possessed the insider's perspective of John A. Walsh, Senior VP and Executive Editor of ESPN.

Walsh, who brought Thompson to ESPN.com's Page 2 in November 2000, worked as Managing Editor of Rolling Stone magazine during Thompson's Gonzo heyday.

"Hunter Thompson was a pioneer, a revolutionary, an inventor and a provocateur," Walsh said of the legendary writer, who fatally shot himself Sunday at age 67. "He loved foisting ...

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