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Title:
Not for long : the life and career of the NFL athlete
Author:
Turner, Robert W., II, 1962- author.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
xxiv, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner II draws on his personal experience as a former professional football player as well as interviews with more than 140 current and former NFL players to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL and explain why so many players struggle with life after football.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780199892907
Format :
Book