Sunday, May 26, 1996

'God is so good, Man'

Big man's big voice beats life in the bad lane

The Commercial Appeal, May 26, 1996
By David Waters

Big Teddy Carr was big enough to have his way and bad enough to lose it.

Kids made fun of his size until he found out his size could put a stop to that. Teddy's bearlike stature was a source of shame. Then it became a source of income, mostly illegal.

Criminals hired him for protection. Then they had to find protection from him. Teddy the bodyguard turned into Teddy the drug dealer, armed robber and finally jailbird.

Teddy's 6 foot 7, 325-pound size got him into a lot of trouble. His voice carried him out.