Major American college athletics are a big-time business. So-called student athletes are highly paid pseudo-professionals who entertain the nation and create millions of dollars in revenue. The university boosters who pay them both under and over the table are unofficial owners who tell the university presidents and their stooge coaches what to do. Meanwhile, the media feeds the fans’ voracious appetites for more. The NCAA, the official governing body, does not really govern at all. Instead, a secret, all-powerful, all-pervasive organization controls every facet of big-time college sports. On occasion, individuals have accidentally stumbled on the truth and become faced with a decision. Pay reverence to The System and prosper. Defy it and pay the consequences. Leonard Bias was chosen first in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. On the night of his greatest triumph, he died of a self-induced drug overdose. So thought the world, and so thinks Patrick Boren, an out-of-work reporter, until one fateful phone call tells him differently. Against all odds, he sets out on an impossible, Don Quixote search for the truth.
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Book Description America Star Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G142416429XI4N00
Book Description PublishAmerica, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG142416429X