WHEN PETERS COLLIDE: FEEL THE SEXUAL TENSION AS PETER KING INTERVIEWS JASON PETER

JASON PETER WAS AN ALL AMERICAN AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER IN COLLEGE AT NEBRASKA

In truly one of his best pieces I’ve ever read, Peter King of Sports Illustrated has a fascinating feature this week on former Nebraska football star and NFL bust Jason Peter.

The article is about Peter’s addiction to drugs and sex which he chronicles in an upcoming book.

King starts his interview with Jason Peters with the open-ended comment,

 

“I’m shocked you’re still alive.”

“I am too,” Peters replies.

Powerful stuff. Peter’s entire book (and the rest of King’s article) is a laundry list of self abuse:

 

Vicodin. Ambien. Cocaine. Crack. Heroin. GHB, the date-rape drug. Lots of others I’ve never heard of. He’s not sure if he’s been in rehab six or seven times. He’s blown most of the $6.5 million Carolina paid him over a disappointing, injury-filled NFL career with the Panthers. Nights and weeks with prostitutes so numerous … well, so numerous that his Madame at a high-rolling Manhattan brothel ran out of girls for him.

How did it all happen, this trail that led to one suicide try and thoughts of a second, when he’d use a gun instead of the drugs his body had built up such a tolerance to?

 

Unlike a lot of addicts-turned authors, Peter places the blame for his excesses solely on HIMSELF. Jason Peter’s book is entitled Hero: A Memoir of the Underground . It is published by St. Martin’s Press and comes out in July.

JASON PETER

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