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 raping children over the course of decades. In less horrifying news that has nonetheless disrupted the sports world, the entire NBA season is at risk of being canceled.
But while there may never have been a sports story as abhorrent as the goings-on at Penn State, this week's GOOD Books show that the sports industry has long been wracked with scandal. Good ol' American sports seem to always be on the rebound from something, whether steroids, player-on-player violence, or game fixing. If you're like us, reading these books will leave you wondering whether teams, coaches, and players will ever clean up their acts.
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