Ray Bentley in Grandville to sign his new novel Driftwood at Rivertown Crossings Mall
Ray Bentley, noted local author, ESPN College Football Analyst, former NFL Linebacker and
Grand Rapids native, will be in Grandville, MI, signing copies of his recently released novel
Driftwood as well as other memorabilia this weekend. Bentley will appear at All 4 Sports in
Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville this Friday, December 11 from 6PM to 9PM and again
Saturday, December 12 from 1PM to 4 PM. All4Sports will be running a Christmas special of
20% off the retail price of Driftwood. Get your copy for only $20! (Autographs are free.)
Bentley’s Children’s Books featuring “Darby the Dinosaur” and “Bubba Gator” will also be
available for sale.
Ray Bentley is in his 12th season as an ESPN/ABC College Football game analyst. The former
NFL linebacker played 10 years of pro football from 1983 to 1992 after a standout career at
Central Michigan University and Hudsonville High School. Bentley began his pro career with
the Michigan Panthers of the USFL in 1983 winning the Inaugural Championship Game. After
the USFL folded in 1985, Bentley began his 7-year stint in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills from
1986-1992 including Super Bowl XXV and XXVI. Bentley has also been a local radio show
host in Grand Rapids, MI for 10 years. He is the former head coach and general manager of
the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League. At Central Michigan University he
majored in English Literature and later went on to write and publish seven children’s books.
Bentley now resides in New Hampshire with his wife, Jodi.
Old number 57, Jack Driftwood, is in his final season as a professional linebacker for the Buffalo
Blizzard in the North American Football Association (NAFA). He meets the Blizzard’s owner’s
daughter, Gerry Wainscott and the sparks fly! The team's GM, Donald Fegel, however has his
own plans for the lovely Ms. Wainscott and the battle lines are drawn. Though these titans clash
off the field, they both have only one goal for the 2015 NAFA season: A Mega Bowl
Championship. But will Jack even make it through the season? Not if Fegel has his way. The
action builds and heats up to a chilling race to the finish for both the Blizzard on the field and
this dramatic love triangle off the field!
Friday, December 11, 2015 6-9pm All4Sports in Rivertown Mall - Grandville
Saturday, December 12, 2015 1-4pm All4Sports in Rivertown Mall - Grandville