Roger Brown, at 18, gets swept up in a scandal that would scar him for life.
A gambling scandal shatters New York's brightest young basketball star. Kicked out of college, banned by the NBA, he spends the next six years working
in a GM plant before the ABA's Indiana Pacers make him their first player. He becomes a star, a champion, a City Councilman. But he dies far too young,
tormented to the end by what-could-have-been laments. Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Bob Costas, Bill Cosby, Reggie Miller and dozens more help bring
to life one of the most amazing sports stories never before told.
"Fascinating ... brings Brown's story out from the shadows."
- William Rhoden, The New York Times
"The Roger Brown Story is a fascinating look at one of the greatest talents ever to come from the cradle of urban basketball, Brooklyn. If his story had not been told, Brown might have slipped into the shredder of anonymity. With this film, he's back for good."
- Rick Telander, author of Heaven is a Playground
"The history of basketball in our country is not complete without including Roger Brown. ... Thanks to Ted Green's documentary, Roger's story has risen from the ashes for all to see."
- Bill Raftery, basketball analyst
*Won regional Emmy for Best Documentary. Also received nominations for Writing, Research, Music and Editing.
*Bronze medal in 2013 All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival
*First runner-up in 2013 Tiger Paw Sports Film Festival (New Delhi)
*Screened at 2013 International Sports Film Festival (Antwerp)
*Screened at 2013 Cincinnati Film Festival
*Screened at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
*Screened at 2014 Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival
Producer, writer, narrator: Ted Green
Editor: Pete Saetre
Graphic artist: Judi Border
Original musical score: Tyron Cooper
Research: Ted Green, Mark Costello, Emily Wright, Matt Tarter, Caylor Tarter
Produced by Ted Green Films & WFYI
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