Rick Telander has been sports columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times since 1995. He played American football for Northwestern University as an undergraduate. Telander has written eight books, including Heaven is a Playground which was named as one of the best sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated. His work has won a dozen sports writing awards
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It’s America’s favourite sport – at its best, a wonderful, thrilling spectacle; at its worst, legitimised violence exacting a terrible price on players. The Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter takes us inside the dark heart of American football.