How serious? The docket begins with assault, rape, and domestic violence and keeps spiraling out of control. These are not just blind allegations; the authors name names and match felonies to players. Some of the better-known examples: Cornelius Bennett--rape and sexual assault; Cortez Kennedy--domestic violence; Michael Irvin--cocaine and marijuana possession; Nate Newton--sexual assault; Warren Moon--domestic violence; Jake Plummer--sexual abuse; Andre Rison--aggravated assault; Bruce Smith--driving under the influence; and Deion Sanders--aggravated assault, disorderly convict, trespassing, and battery.
Yet, as disturbing as the names and numbers are, Benedict and Yaeger's contention, backed by exhaustive research, is even worse: the league pretty much looks away, tacitly condoning the havoc caused by these overpaid, coddled men-children, whose very propensity for unchecked mayhem fills stadiums on Sunday. But, then, in the NFL's view of things, football is the law. Make no mistake about Pros and Cons though; as sensational as much of it is, this is a serious work with serious footnotes compiled by serious journalists, who, in the end, do something the game's establishment has avoided: they offer a detailed "Game Plan" for addressing the issues they raise. It begins with respecting law and imposing order. --Jeff Silverman
Great insight into a screwy system, very disturbing. Well written.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Professional football players need anger, violence and control, while playing a combative top-level sport. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Larry Rochelle
Although, I was charged for this book, when I tried to retrieve it from Kindle, I got the message that there was a download problem, yet a retry was not possible. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. K. Parish
I was a good read, I only purchased it because there was a player with whom I had a incident with in the book.Published on May 13, 2013 by William D. Hunt