Out of Their League

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Ramparts Press, 1970 - Football - 257 pages
Dave Meggyesy had been an outside linebacker with the St. Louis Cardinals for seven years when he quit at the height of his career to tell about the dehumanizing side of the game-about the fraud and the payoffs, the racism, drug abuse, and incredible violence. The original publication of Out of Their League shocked readers and provoked the outraged response that rocked the sports world in the 1970s. But his memoir is also a moving description of a man who struggled for social justice and personal liberation. Meggyesy has continued this journey and remains an active champion for players’ rights through his work with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). He provides a preface for this Bison Books edition.

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After seven years as an outside linebacker, DM penned his memoirs/expose! This world is only hinted at in Hunter Thompson's collection of his sports writing, but has powerfully influenced my own view ... Read full review

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Can I give this guy ZERO STARS????? I don't see that choice, so give it one star.
The author of the introduction has taken Meggysey's words as gospel... but that's expected from the media
. Anything to try to discredit anyone who's not " minority" is the media's main objective. They'll jump on the charges of a misfit to yell "RACISM!!!!"
I read the book. It's HORRIBLE. I recommend it only to those who hate America.
 

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
34
Section 3
46
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About the author (1970)

Dave Meggyesy is the Western Regional director of the NFLPA. He and his family live in Berkeley, California.

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