GOOD Books: Sports Scandals
It is not a good time to be a sports fan. Penn State lost its college president and legendary football coach Joe Paterno this week in the wake of a former assistant coach's arrest for
Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor
By C. Fraser Smith
342 pages. Bancroft Press. $12.95.
The definitive college basketball scandal, the one that changed the game forever, took place on June 19, 1986. That's when Len Bias,
Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports
By Mark Fainaru-Wadu and Lance Williams
352 pages. Gotham. $4.99, on Kindle.
Game of Shadows is the endeavor of two
The Tonya Tapes
By Lynda Prouse
300 pages. World Audience, Inc. $18.99.
With all the negative attention earned by baseball, basketball, and football, it’s easy to forget those delicate female sports are often
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series
By Eliot Asinof
336 pages. Holt Paperbacks. $10.88.
The oldest scandal book on our list, Eight Men Out proves that sports scandals are nothing new. In 1919, ei
By Peter Finley, Laura Finley, and Jeffrey J. Fountain
208 pages. Greenwood. $45.00.
With just five books, we can’t nearly cover every scandal in history, so here's the definitive roundup. In
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