(CNN)Lonnie Walker IV of the San Antonio Spurs had been growing out his hair since the 5th grade until he recently got it cut. But that haircut comes with a sad, shocking back story.
On Thursday in an Instagram post, Walker revealed that he was sexually abused when he was young.
"The real truth as to why I started doing this early 5th grade, it was a cloaking device for me," Walker said.
"During the summer of my 5th grade year I was around more family. Some that names will be left alone I was around more. I was sexually harassed, raped, abused, I even got accustomed to it because being at that age you don't know what is what," Walker wrote.