Former Buffalo Bills player and current sports broadcaster Ray Bentley will be in the Grand rapids area on August 25th to promote his new sports novel “Driftwood” and sign purchased copies. During the earlier years of his life Bentley had always put his best effort into his job as a football player and did not have much time to focus on anything else, but he has always wanted to be a writer. He started the groundwork for his 448-page story over two decades ago but decided to revisit it in 2009 and bring it to life. The former Bill will be at the All4Sports store from noon until 2 p.m. in Rivertown Crossing Mall in Grandville and at the Schuler Books & Music on 28th street in Grand Rapids from 7-9 p.m. later that evening.
Before he got to the NFL, Bentley did three years in the United States Football League playing for the Michigan Panthers and the Oakland Invaders. Following that he became a part of the Buffalo Bills where he played for six seasons including two trips to the Super Bowl. He retired from the game in 1992 after one last year with the Cincinnati Bengals, and eventually went to work for The NFL on Fox broadcast team from 1998 to 2001. In 2009 Bentley became a radio jockey on a local Grand Rapids, Michigan station and also is a defensive coordinator for a high school team in the area.
Bentley will be at two Grand Rapids retail locations at the end of August to sign copies of his newest book and first novel titled “Driftwood”, and it is a great chance to meet the author and NFL veteran for fans and football enthusiasts alike.
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