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The Resource Athletes who indulge their dark side : sex, drugs, and cover-ups, Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Athletes who indulge their dark side : sex, drugs, and cover-ups, Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Label
Athletes who indulge their dark side : sex, drugs, and cover-ups
Title
Athletes who indulge their dark side
Title remainder
sex, drugs, and cover-ups
Statement of responsibility
Stanley H. Teitelbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz busted for using performance-enhancing drugs. Michael Phelps caught on film with a bong. Plaxico Burress released by the New York 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." "In this wide-ranging and deep-seeking investigation, psychologist Stanley H. Teitelbaum asks why elite athletes take enormous risks with their lives and careers. From sex and drugs to violence, gambling, and wholesale conspiracies, scandals are everywhere in sports. Each of these problems is its own issue, and every case is separate, but taken as a whole this criminal pathology is indicative of a widespread problem with athletes and responsibility." "Teitelbaum analyzes and diagnoses this culturally resonant set of problems with an honest, critical eye, looking at everything from baseball's steroid abusers to gambling scandals in the NBA to the steady stream of athletes arrested for domestic violence to the murder trials of O. J. Simpson and wrestler Chris Benoit. A concluding chapter takes sports commissioners and others to task for hiding behind a facade of ignorance and duplicitous naivete in attempting to cover up or defuse brewing scandals."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teitelbaum, Stanley H
Dewey number
796/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.4
LC item number
.T42 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athletes
  • Athletes
  • Athletes
  • Doping in sports
  • Compulsive behavior
Label
Athletes who indulge their dark side : sex, drugs, and cover-ups, Stanley H. Teitelbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-170) and index
Contents
The steroids scandal -- The dangers of invincibility -- Recent gambling scandals -- Athletes who flirt with disaster -- Women involved in sports scandals -- Murder scandals -- Cover-ups
Control code
ocn430839933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780313377563
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035331
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1481425
  • (OCoLC)430839933
Label
Athletes who indulge their dark side : sex, drugs, and cover-ups, Stanley H. Teitelbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-170) and index
Contents
The steroids scandal -- The dangers of invincibility -- Recent gambling scandals -- Athletes who flirt with disaster -- Women involved in sports scandals -- Murder scandals -- Cover-ups
Control code
ocn430839933
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780313377563
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035331
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1481425
  • (OCoLC)430839933

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