I was recently watching TV in the background while doing other things. I suddenly realized that I'd just heard "something, something -- Bipolar", so it got my attention. It turned out to be an episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. It was regarding Oakland Raiders' player Barret Robbins stating that he is Bipolar and that that was the cause of bizarre behavior over the years. I was hooked! It was a very, very cool thing to watch.
I couldn't find a link to show the episode, but, here is what the ESPN site (http://www.hbo.com/realsports/stories/2009/episode.148.s1.html) has as a brief summary for it:
Correspondent: Andrea Kremer
Producer: Chapman Downes, Mike Sullivan
As the Oakland Raiders took the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, they did so without their Pro Bowl center, Barret Robbins. In one of the strangest Super Bowl controversies ever, Robbins went AWOL two days before the biggest game of his career, leaving no trace of his whereabouts. For the Raiders, Robbins' disappearance was a major distraction; for Robbins, the episode was only the beginning of a dark and tragic story that would include a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, substance abuse, numerous stints in rehab and multiple run-ins with the law. Now, more than six years after his Super Bowl no-show, Robbins sits down with correspondent Andrea Kremer to look back on his troubles in this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration.
Below is a great article that talks about what the episode shared.