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Hero of the Underground

A Memoir

Jason Peter with Tony O'Neill

St. Martin's Griffin

Jason Peter was, at one time, completely devoted to heroin. As a star football player in college and first round NFL draft pick, Peter had plenty of money and fame to feed into his addiction. What started with opiates turned into an addiction to stronger and more dangerous drugs. Once his injuries made him leave the field, his addiction grew with his seemingly untiring supply of money, time, and need for pleasure. Peter later got clean and, along with co-author Tony O’Neill, tells his unflinching story of addiction and his road to recovery.

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“Riveting . . . the first page took me to the top of a roller coaster and dropped me straight down.”  —Peter King, SportsIllustrated.com

 

“Compelling brutality . . . it’s nasty. And well worth the read.” —ESPN.com

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jason Peter with Tony O'Neill

  • JASON PETER grew up in Middletown, New Jersey. He was an All American and a member of three National Championship football teams at the University of Nebraska, co-captaining the championship team. He was also a National Football League first-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers, where he played for four years before injuries forced him to retire. He is now married and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he co-hosts a sports radio program, The Spread, for ESPN.

    TONY O’NEILL is a poet and novelist whose books include Down and Out on Murder Mile and Digging the Vein. He lives in New York.

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A Memoir

Jason Peter with Tony O'Neill

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