The NFL's Secret Drug Problem
Pain pills are the only thing keeping many football players on the field week after week. What happens when their careers are over – but their addictions aren't?
In the 1970s, a new breed of American man emerged from the weight rooms of Gold's Gym in Venice Beach. Led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, a clique of world-class bodybuilders – muscle-bound, steroid-fueled, bronzed like suntanned gods – pumped iron, chased girls, and changed the world's exercise culture forever.
For years ex-Bear Dave Duerson had a hand in turning down scores of disability claims of retired players – though he likely suffered from brain injuries himself. In February, 2011, he shot himself in the heart. Was it because he couldn't bear to admit his betrayal?
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