A leading psychologist explores the phenomenon of athletes across the sports world who engage in high-risk behavior that often destroys lives, bodies, and reputations.
· Comprises chapters on different categories of high-risk behavior among athletes
· Offers multiple footnotes and references in each chapter to works cited and resources for additional reading
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Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz busted for performance-enhancing drugs. Michael Phelps caught on film with a bong. Plaxico Burress released by the Giants and headed to prison after an accidental shooting incident and several other run-ins with the law. Another season, another list of sports figures putting their bodies, reputations, and lives at risk—despite full awareness of 24-hour media scrutiny and a long-running history of sordid cautionary tales from which to learn.About the Author:
Stanley H. Teitelbaum is the author of Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols and lllusion and Disillusionment: Core Issues in Psychotherapy and has written numerous articles in leading mental health publications.
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