NFL Locker Rooms Exposed In New Tell-All Book

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Drugs, cheating, racism, violence, homophobia, megalomania.

Welcome to the NFL, Kid.

An obscure offensive lineman writing under the pseudonym “Johnny Anonymous” leaves no scandal unexamined in his damning new book, “NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football.”

Did the New England Patriots, implicated in Deflategate for fiddling with footballs and accused in Spygate of illegally videotaping the competition, actually bend the rules?

Of course, says Mr. Anonymous — just like the league’s 31 other teams.

“The Pats are no different than anyone else in the NFL,” he wrote. “They worship winning so much they’ll do anything for it. The only mistake they make is that they got caught.”


He also offers his take on the personalities of players at different positions.

Quarterbacks are “as dull as rocks, completely humorless and absolutely relentless,” he wrote.

The diva wide receivers are in a league of their own.

“Arrogant, outspoken, selfish,” he rants. “They spend money like it’s their job on jewelry, a couple Benzes, Gucci backpacks — backpacks? — and typically have no shame. On top of that, they’re the funniest guys on the team.”

And offensive linemen are truly offensive: Many urinate in their pants rather than leave the sidelines during a game. They think it’s badass and shows their dedication.

Yes, this a bitter man spewing. He gave his all to his first team in the league, believing the promises made to him about the future. Anonymous was cut after two years.

So he arrived at training camp in the summer of 2014 an angry third-string backup auditioning for a new team. Anonymous disguises the team and changes names, time lines and details to protect himself and the not-so-innocent.

He recounts his first day in the team cafeteria, where the players eat at tables divided by race.

“You be having a ? meeting over there or some such s--t?” a black man called out as he carried his tray to a table filled with white players.

“I’m just terrified of that Black Panther party you got over there,” Anonymous fired back.

“Racism does exist in the NFL,” he wrote. “No big deal. It’s just how it is.”

He’s heard players from the Deep South call people “****s,” while black players call white players “crackers” and “honkies” all the time.

“Usually to their face,” he wrote, “because they’re black and can get away with it.”

More rampant than any racism is the leaguewide homophobia. Anonymous wrote that he and plenty of other players are not OK with openly ? players in the locker room.

The author referenced Michael Sam, the league’s first openly ? player, who kissed his boyfriend on national television after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

“For all of us the kissing-in-public thing went about 20 steps too far,” he maintains in the book. “To put it delicately, it was f---ing gross.”

Anonymous actually believes the anti-? sentiment is the bedrock of team bonding.

“In an environment as ultramasculine as the NFL, there’s almost no greater sign of comfort with a guy than being able to make a good ? joke,” he wrote.

And putting an openly ? player into the middle of an NFL team might ruin the camaraderie.


  • 1CK1S
    1CK1S Members Posts: 27,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    “That’s why you won’t be seeing any more ‘Michael Sams’ anytime soon,” he insists. “No one wants to be the guy who f---s up the chemistry on his team.”

    After the appalling video of Ray Rice viciously assaulting his fiancée became public, his team’s locker room was in a frenzy of speculation.

    But everybody agreed on one thing: There was no way that the NFL hierarchy had no knowledge of the video, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell publicly claimed.

    “The league knows every f---ing thing about us,” one of the team stars bellowed. “Those f---ers got connections everywhere.”

    Anonymous claims that the word on the Baltimore Ravens running back was that he had always been a cancer on his team: “Someone who tears his team apart because instead of being a leader, he’s a selfish, arrogant pr--k.”

    Violence is a way of life for many NFL players, whether they hail from “the ’hood or the trailer park,” he wrote. Some learn to control it; others, like Rice, can’t change.

    “Some, if it wasn’t for the NFL, they wouldn’t be playing football, they’d be in prison,” Anonymous says in the book. “Then you got your lucky few like Aaron Hernandez or Michael Vick who just happen to get both.”

    Anonymous says all the league does to address any of the issues — domestic abuse, homophobia, racism — is hold tedious meetings where the men are inundated with statistics and told horror stories of players who screwed up.

    The takeaway is usually, “Please, please, don’t f--- up, because then we’ll all look really bad,” he recounts.

    As for substance abuse or boozing, Anonymous insists that “the amazing truth is that it’s actually really easy to get away with drinking and doing street drugs as an NFL player.”

    Athletes with a drug or alcohol problem are pretty much left to deal with it on their own — although there are not a lot of players with an addiction, he claimed.

    The teams once passed out prescriptions for the painkillers Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin like candy. But the 2011 collective bargaining agreement put an end to that.

    One of his angrier accusations is that teams regularly take the last player cut from an opposing team for one thing only: To pick his brain for the enemy’s game plan.

    He traded his first team’s plays for the chance to be picked up by its rivals. When it didn’t happen, he felt guilty as hell.

    The career backup actually made it onto the field as a starting center when one of his fellow lineman suffered an injury.

    Unsurprisingly, he caught football fever all over again. But it faded once the injured player healed and Anonymous returned to the bench.

    His team failed to make it into the playoffs, but Anonymous was picked up for another year. When that ends, he’ll look for another team to hire him as a backup and cash their fat checks.

    For a man with the stated ambition to be the “Best NFL Backup Ever,” that would be living the dream. And yet he acknowledges hating the sport with every fiber of his being.

    “Loathe it. Hate what it does to our bodies,” he spews. “Hate what it does to our minds. . . . Hate what it does to our lives.”

    The book goes on sale Jan. 5, with the author confident that he will continue to toil in anonymity.

    “You can’t figure out who I am,” he taunts. “Go ahead, try. I dare you. Catch me if you can.”
  • banginscrew901
    banginscrew901 Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 7,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn I need to find this book on a torrent site. If you played any sports you know some of these things go on though
  • Neophyte Wolfgang
    Neophyte Wolfgang Members Posts: 4,169 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn this should be a epic read
  • O.G.
    O.G. Members Posts: 7,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Common knowledge to those who are not naive. Also if the author won't name names how is this different from a random ? in the Cheap Seats with "inside sources" ? No need to read the book. ESPN already had a show called Playmakers that opened up the league to the naive.
  • lord nemesis
    lord nemesis Members Posts: 11,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    Carmen Bryan ?
  • its....JOHN B
    its....JOHN B Members Posts: 19,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • So ILL
    So ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    spit_fiya wrote: »
    Lol this dude writing a tell-all like a damn vixen

    Right, a scorned-ass ? in his feelings lol.
  • numbaz...80's baby
    numbaz...80's baby Members Posts: 5,104 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • killap
    killap Members Posts: 3,430 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If he is telling the truth, it really wouldn't be hard to figure out who he is... I just dont care enough
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    if this ain't the gayest ?

    I blame white ppl

    "Natural ? "

    Shoutout to Zzombie
  • 5th Letter
    5th Letter Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 37,068 Regulator
    ? this book. He's saying ? that everybody knows goes on in the NFL. There are racists, homophobic players, misogynists, criminals in the league but he can't tell us who they are and he can't reveal himself. For all we know he may be lying.
  • nujerz84
    nujerz84 Members Posts: 15,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • ZydecoShawty
    ZydecoShawty Members Posts: 2,936 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, that ? gotta be from Jonathan Martin ? ass.
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He punk ass don't have the heart to do that
  • StoneColdMikey
    StoneColdMikey Members, Moderators Posts: 33,543 Regulator
    Lmfao man ? this ? !
  • Mister B.
    Mister B. Members, Writer Posts: 16,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For his sake, I hope he never gets found out. He'd have NFL dudes ? his house up on some frat boy ? .
  • jay83
    jay83 Members Posts: 5,490 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2015
    lol@ a secret book exposing nfl locker rooms.

    They got psa commercials with nfl players pledging to not hit women. "no more"