Episode from the podcastBefore the Lights

Damon West-Best Selling Author/Former D1 QB Sentenced to Life in Prison

Released Thursday, 14th January 2021
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We begin this show by becoming aware of the date and how long Damon has been clean. We then dive into Damon as a child athlete and the sexual abuse at age 9 from a babysitter and what this led to. We discuss being under the Friday Night Lights in 5A of Texas football. Damon had the very rare opportunity to be on the sidelines of the Dallas Cowboys with Coach Jimmy Johnson and how this door was open. 

Being a D1 college QB at North Texas U,  the injures that cut his career short and what path that led him to. Damon was working with US Congress, Wall St, and on a US Presidential Campaign before being introduced to meth. How fast he became an addict. Being known as The Uptown Burglar-how long this was going on until July 30, 2008. 

We get the in-depth explanation of how that day unfolded, the 10 months being in the county jail, the gasp from his Mother when he was sentenced to what she said to him before he was taken to a Texas Maximum Prison. The process of getting himself off drugs, being an inmate for the first few days, and living in Texas Prison with no air conditioning. 

Listen to this excellent advice Damon received from Mr. Jackson at the county jail and what the lessons are of The Coffee Bean. (Get a pen and paper ready). After being paroled he explains what the call to action is and how racism needs to be addressed. (Please give this your undivided attention!) Damon ends the show with how he was able to go back and speak to the inmates at Stiles Prison. 


Official Website: https://damonwest.org/

Follow Damon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damonwest7/

The Change Agent Book: https://www.amazon.com/Change-Agent-College-Senten…

The Coffee Bean Book: https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Bean-Simple-Lesson-P…

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The Extra 5

Listen to Damon speak about how fast he spun out of control

The low point of stealing from his grandmother

Helping the city of Port Arthur, TX after Hurricane Harvey

The power of social media

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