Author(s): Barry Stone
There is no shortage of sporting stars making headlines off the field for all the wrong reasons. From dodgy dalliances bubbling to the surface, to marriages shattered, lucrative endorsement deals flushed down the toilet and clubs that can no longer hold onto players who have stuffed up in very big ways. Leading the pack is champion golfer Tiger Woods, who hit the spotlight for reasons other than winning yet another tournament. The saga of his dalliances with more than 100 women kept newspapers selling and mouses clicking. Some superstars can't keep their fingers to themselves as texting has become all the rage for athletes looking for a bit of extra-curricular activity outside the family mansion. And football stars messing with teammates or their teammate's missus. The flipside of fame means things don't stay secret for long for people constantly in the gaze of the public eye - mouth-watering fodder for the media. Is it the pressure to succeed, the money and the fame? Scandalous will look at the many issues behind the scandals and why professional sport seems to keep going regardless.
Highly topical with professional sporting stars always in the news; Behind the headline stories from around the world; Looks into the issues and how they are permitted to continue; Includes Tiger Woods, Ashley Cole, Shane Warne, John Terry, Brett Favre; Looks at drug cheats, violence, sexcapades, drinking binges.
Barry Stone has written for most of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines. This will be Barry Stone's sixth book. His books include History's Greatest Headlines, Mutinies on the High Seas and Prison breakouts.