SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending Oct. 17

Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.
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Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Be sure to read to the bottom for a bonus story from the SI Vault.

A step backward

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After hitting rock bottom, former NFL receiver Irving Fryar turned his life around, becoming a Pentecostal minister. But the redemption story didn’t turn out as expected. Fryar is now facing charges of bank fraud and potential prison timeBy Greg Hanlon.

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Young, Gifted & Homeless

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This story — one of 60 iconic stories being republished, in full, in honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th anniversary — is about Jill Costello. The Cal coxswain led her team to a second-place finish at the 2010 championships, all while battling stage IV lung cancerBy Chris Ballard.