Out of Their League

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U of Nebraska Press, 1970 - Sports & Recreation - 257 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
17
Section 4
34
Section 5
46
Section 6
52
Section 7
72
Section 8
85
Section 15
144
Section 16
148
Section 17
156
Section 18
168
Section 19
175
Section 20
188
Section 21
193
Section 22
203

Section 9
90
Section 10
96
Section 11
107
Section 12
124
Section 13
134
Section 14
139
Section 23
208
Section 24
214
Section 25
235
Section 26
242
Section 27
250
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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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