The man behind Laveranues Coles

The wideout would never have been a Jet, if not for the team's security director

Updated: August 11, 2010, 2:28 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- They are the oddest of couples, a 32-year-old wide receiver and a 62-year-old former FBI agent. They're from different worlds and different generations, linked by one moment -- a moment that changed the receiver's life. And maybe, in a small way, did the same for the former G-Man.

Laveranues Coles was bad news coming out of Florida State in 2000, so talented but so risky because of a rap sheet that frightened NFL teams. Steve Yarnell was the New ...

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