Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete

Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete

by Robert W. Turner II

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199892907
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 135,183
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Turner II earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University. Dr. Turner played football professionally in the now defunct United States Football League, the Canadian Football League, and briefly in the National Football League.

Table of Contents

Prologue: NFL Means Not For Long
Preface: The Athletes' Journey through the National Football League
Chapter One: Broke and Broken
Chapter Two: The Star, the Journeyman, and the Dedicated Spectator
Chapter Three: The Field of Goals and Dreams
Chapter Four: College Football
Chapter Five: The Totalizing Institution
Chapter Six: Masking the Pain
Chapter Seven: Making it to the Big Show
Chapter Eight: Eye in the Sky
Chapter Nine: The Owner's Playbook
Chapter Ten: Billionaires vs. Millionaires
Chapter Eleven: Forced Out
Chapter Twelve: Preparing for, Surviving and Thriving beyond the NFL

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