In this outspoken and fearless autobiography, Jim Brown, arguably the greatest football player who ever lived, shares his story in the same way he played the game: full throttle, pull no punches, and don’t spare a drop. His nine bone-jarring Hall of Fame years in the National Football League, and the multitude of records he set, are football legend. His second life as a film star who became the first black man to do a love scene with a white woman on an American screen is part of Hollywood lore. Incapable of anything less than total candor, Brown’s uncensored words in these pages, like his electric breakaway runs on the gridiron, wield the power to astonish and amaze.
Here, Brown names names, tells the truth behind the headlines, and reveals who the toughest, grittiest football warriors really were. His reflections on sex, fame, and his highly publicized encounters with the law are both frank and hilarious. His stories about cocaine and women are ugly and disturbing, as are his observations about the pervasive role of racism in the NFL. Insightful, impressive, and revelatory, Out of Bounds delivers thecaptivatingplay-by-play of an outstanding life.
STEVE DELSOHN is the author of two sports bestsellers, Necessary Roughness and Cruisin’ with the Tooz. He has also written books with Dan Marino, Eric Dickerson, and Steve Sax.