In his book "Game On," Tom Farrey investigates one of the most compelling topics in sports today: the truth about the lives of child athletes, and the consequences of parents' attempts to get a winning edge.
Bill Belichick is ruthless, demanding and divisive -- no wonder he ticks off everyone outside of New England. But the man on the Pats' sideline is carrying on a star-spangled tradition that stretches back more than 100 years.
If Maurice Clarett enters the NFL draft this April, the suspended Ohio State tailback can expect to have his relationship to an admitted football gambler scrutinized by the league's security office in the coming months.
While still fighting vigorously to eliminate the NFL practice of keeping talented young college players from entering the league, Maurice Clarett has found another angle that could get him into the 2004 April draft: The league's own rule.