This former Lions quarterback’s second chance at life

He was the quarterback the last time the Lions won a playoff game. But then his world became so dark he tried to take his own life.

Erik Kramer: “The overall depression...it takes over your whole body.”

Bernie Smilovitz: “You have the gun. You go to the hotel. You know you’re going to do it.”

For the first time on TV, Erik Kramer reveals the events of that night and shares how he got a second chance at life.

Erik Kramer: “I have been very grateful for every day.”

Bernie Smilovitz, one-on-one, from the former Lions quarterback’s home in LA.

Watch Sunday night after the Super Bowl and Winter Games on Local 4 News.


About the Authors:

Bernie brings sports to Metro Detroit. You can catch him on Local 4 News weekdays at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

Donna is a Creative Services producer.