This is the reality of tissue-building substances in America's holy football -- the story of steroids, HGH, and more. Author Matt Chaney identifies the problem through extensive research and lives the gamut of guilty parties, as juicer football player, perpetrator coach, ostrich reporter and partying fan. Now in middle age, Chaney gets the picture and brings it, connecting the problem's dots, its sustaining forces from the cultural realms of economy, social structure and ethos. Finally, Chaney proposes to drop urinalysis and moralizing in favor of research and real-world prevention. Then America can genuinely impact this uniquely American problem -- muscle doping in its brutal football.
"Before you read this book, make sure you can handle the truth about drugs in football. Why? Because Chaney lays it out for all to see. He thoroughly documents the widespread problem in NCAA football and the NFL. He details the lies, obfuscation, and denial on the part of coaches, athletes, sport journalists, politicians, and, of course, us the fans! Oh, one other thing: This book s one hell of a read."
-- Dr. Charles E. Yesalis, epidemiologist, historian, doping in sport
"Richly detailed, passionately written and as sharp as a needle, this is the most important book on the most important sports story of our time. The League will hate it. I loved it."
-- Robert Lipsyte, author of "Raiders Night"