Guest, Matt Chaney

Guest Name: 
Matt Chaney
Matt Chaney
Guest Occupation: 
Author of “Spiral of Denial” & Researcher & leading expert with football & concussions
Guest Biography: 

Matt Chaney is a writer, editor, publisher and teacher living in Missouri. A former college football player, Chaney specializes in issues of sport, producing reports and commentary for publications such as The New York Daily News and The Kansas City Star. For his master’s degree thesis, Chaney analyzed media coverage of anabolic substances in American football from 1983 to 1999. His previous nonfiction books are My Name Is Mister Ryan and Legend In Missouri.  Chaney and his wife, Laura, operate Four Walls Publishing.

He is the author of 'Spiral of Denial: Muscle Doping in American Football' and in the book he identifies the problem through extensive research and lives the gamut of guilty parties, as juicer football player, perpetrator coach, ostrich reporter and partying fan. Now in middle age, Chaney gets the picture and brings it, connecting the problem's dots, its sustaining forces from the cultural realms of economy, social structure and ethos. Finally, Chaney proposes to drop urinalysis and moralizing in favor of research and real-world prevention. Then America can genuinely impact this uniquely American problem -- muscle doping in its brutal football.

'Spiral of Denial: Muscle Doping in American Football' is the reality of tissue-building substances in America's holy football -- the story of steroids, HGH, and more. Author Matt Chaney identifies the problem through extensive research and lives the gamut of guilty parties, as juicer football player, perpetrator coach, ostrich reporter and partying fan. Now in middle age, Chaney gets the picture and brings it, connecting the problem's dots, its sustaining forces from the cultural realms of economy, social structure and ethos. Finally, Chaney proposes to drop urinalysis and moralizing in favor of research and real-world prevention. Then America can genuinely impact this uniquely American problem -- muscle doping in its brutal football.

"Before you read this book, make sure you can handle the truth about drugs in football. Why? Because Chaney lays it out for all to see. He thoroughly documents the widespread problem in NCAA football and the NFL. He details the lies, obfuscation, and denial on the part of coaches, athletes, sport journalists, politicians, and, of course, us the fans! Oh, one other thing: This book s one hell of a read."
-- Dr. Charles E. Yesalis, epidemiologist, historian, doping in sport

"Richly detailed, passionately written and as sharp as a needle, this is the most important book on the most important sports story of our time. The League will hate it. I loved it."
-- Robert Lipsyte, author of "Raiders Night"

https://www.amazon.com/Spiral-Denial-Muscle-American-Football/dp/0963931652

Spiral of Denial: Muscle Doping in American Football