Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime

Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime

Jeff Benedict


Out of Bounds: contained in the NBA's tradition of Rape, Violence, and Crime is a searing indictment basketball gamers who dwell in a global the place felony legislation and social norms do not exist, a global the place they're given license to behave above the law.

On the courtroom, they dazzle us with their remarkable actual feats. They generate thousands of bucks of profit for the NBA and their groups. They encourage adulation. yet beneath the entire glitz, the money, and alley-oops is a seamy underbelly, a rash of lawlessness that's gripping the NBA.

Based on a first-of-its-kind research into the felony histories of 177 NBA avid gamers from the 2001–2002 season, Out of Bounds indicates that an alarming 4 out of each ten NBA avid gamers have a police list concerning a significant crime. they're All-Stars and they're journeymen, interested in crimes starting from armed theft to family violence to gun ownership to rape.

Out of Bounds takes a troublesome examine surprising instances, with picture debts of actual and sexual violence and different outrageous behavior via avid gamers. In all, greater than 250 individuals are named, together with many well-known NBA avid gamers. It exposes the surroundings and tradition that encourages such legal habit. It additionally explains the original demanding situations those instances pose for law-enforcement organizations and prosecutors. And Out of Bounds takes readers contained in the hidden but significantly important function that legal professionals, brokers, and repute play in insulating criminally accused avid gamers from accountability.

Author Jeff Benedict, knowledgeable on athletes and crime, attracts his conclusions from exhaustive study. as well as his criminal-background assessments, the writer retrieved records from law-enforcement corporations, courts, and personal legal professionals. He carried out greater than four hundred interviews with cops, prosecutors, safety legal professionals, avid gamers, brokers, sufferers, witnesses, and coaches. What emerges is a aggravating and appalling photo of guys who reside above the legislation.

A seminal and critical paintings, Out of Bounds will endlessly switch how we glance on the NBA and its stars' lives of extra and privilege.

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