The 30-year-old, the great-great-great-great-whose father spent a large part of his childhood in prison, was born and raised in a difficult environment and served himself behind the bars after he was dragged into a street fight.
Deeney has emerged as a changed man and has since prospered both on and off the field, where I have set up a foundation to help children with learning disabilities and life-limiting illnesses.
He further asked whether he would have really looked up to drug dealers, he worked.
He said: & # 39; Of course I would. I never hid myself. I do not know if you know my background – I did not grow up in a middle class household. Everyone would have.
& # 39; You look up at what you can see and what I could see. The drug dealers had the nice cars, they had the nice trainers, they had the clothes and the footballers who came from my area did all that and moved out of my area.
& # 39; It is not a case that I looked up at the drug dealer and thought: "I strive to be that" – I have never touched drugs in my life, so it is not a matter of look up to it.
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& # 39; I always had the impression that money has bought you luck and money, everything is solved and it is the biggest lie ever told to me
& # 39; It must start within communities, get our own children and ensure that they understand the consequences & # 39;