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Friends offer counsel, support -- if Walker decides he wants it

In the span of 18 months, Javon Walker has had a teammate die in his arms and has been brutally assaulted himself. Walker's friends hope he starts accepting their offers to help, writes Bill Williamson.

Originally Published: June 25, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

Ray Sherman knows life hasn't been right for Javon Walker since the first day of 2007.

Walker's world has taken a turn that worries Sherman, the Dallas Cowboys' receivers coach and a longtime Walker mentor.

"It's not him," said Sherman, who became a father figure to Walker while the two were in Green Bay together. "We need to sit down and talk. He needs to say what is going on, what is bothering him. We need to hammer it out. I'm concerned. I'm worried about him."

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