How organized crime influences professional football interference. Why did bears gm ryan pace tradeup to draft trubisky 2nd. Dec 18, 2018 as a football fan who reads a few football boreds ive noticed more and more discussions popping up about the integrity of the nfl. Moldea born february 27, 1950 is an american bestselling author and investigative journalist who has reported on organized crime and political corruption since 1974. Supreme court declined to hear moldea s appeal seeking to overturn a lower courts dismissal of the case. Moldeas highly acclaimed works investigating the power of the mafia include the hoffa wars. Kennedys and king shane osullivan, who killed bobby. Dec 18, 2018 based on the book i referenced above here is a clip of keith olberman with the author,what i found most interesting about this clip is that olberman tells the story of being on a plane with d. Moldea, is an eyeopening, extensively researched account of the steady rise and fall of an ingenious, ambitious man who was instrumental in transforming a small union of 75,000 truckers into the.
Kennedy, participated in a recent television special on the rfk assassination. As is chronicled in dan moldeas 1989 book interference. They are not employees of any team nor do they get paid anywhere close to the sums of nba refs. Pit bull journalist dan moldea plays larry flynts hired man. Ronald reagan, mca, and the mob 1986 and interference. Adventures in the jungles of crime, politics, and journalism dan e. He is the author of books about the rise and fall of jimmy hoffa, the contract.
And in nonsporting news we would like to congratulate sonia shah, speaker and awardwinning journalist who covers science and international human rights issues, on being named as new. It was a quote from dan moldea an investigative journalist who in 1989 released a book called interference. Moldea, for decades the national football league has had a strong and unspoken understanding with a dangerous institution. How organized crime influences professional football forbidden bookshelf book 3 ebook. Io keeping in mind that anderson was certainly associated with and likely influenced by davidson, a couple of more comments on davidson from dan moldea s book interference, page 447. Oct 21, 20 it was a quote from dan moldea an investigative journalist who in 1989 released a book called interference.
Justice integrity report puppetry hardback launched nov. Moldeas latest book reveals the background to his life as an. Justice integrity report puppetry hardback launched. These games were perpetuated by 2 referees and other league officials who conspired for the sake of profit that led to damaged reputation of the league. Pit bull journalist dan moldea plays larry flynts hired. Essay dan moldea accidentally uncovers the conspiracy to. The reversal led moldea to charge that the court had been swayed by an avalanche of misleading articles and editorials about the case. Jul 16, 2018 as is chronicled in dan moldeas 1989 book interference.
On saturday, april 12, he met with other real estate owners in that same area of commercial street. The integrity of the nfl the geek club fftoday forums. Dan moldea, author of the book, the killing of robert f. Following the death of nfl security director jim hamilton in 1966, the nfl brought in william hundley, who a decade earlier had made his name in the. Fact filled to say the least this book should be on every footballer lovers shelf. On august 24, 1990, moldea filed suit against the times alleging defamation and false light.
When it comes to targets, dan moldea likes to aim high. Jan 15, 2005 io keeping in mind that anderson was certainly associated with and likely influenced by davidson, a couple of more comments on davidson from dan moldea s book interference, page 447. The right wing and the assassinations jfk assassination. In his classic expose, interference, moldea bares the dark, sordid underbelly of americas favorite professional team sport, revealing a nest of corruption. The author talked to moldea in 2005 and moldea knew where cesar was living in the philippines. Using, laser sights, standins, and a recreation of the ambassador hotel pantry in which the assassination occurred, moldea purported to account for the six assassination victims wounds using no more. How organized crime influences professional football, a book that moldea claims. Shoffler was the first cop on the scene after the watergate breakin, and the circumstances surrounding shoffler s involvement are such that one wonders if he had been. It is understood, especially by this reader of dan moldea s interference, why some would believe that going back to more localized books would create problems. How organized crime influences professional football moldea, dan e. New york times prevails in libel case by hernandez, debra. Moldea discusses a bunch of those unsavory connections in his book. New york times prevails in libel case by hernandez.
The trial court had granted summary judgment to the times, and that decision was appealed by moldea. In light of the above, moldea was, at best, unwise to use so much of partin in his book. I couldnt help recalling moldeas tv performance regarding the rfk assassination, and how he was hired by abc. As a young freelance reporter, he was beaten up once, and told he would be killed twice, while researching the hoffa wars, his hardboiled.
As a football fan who reads a few football boreds ive noticed more and more discussions popping up about the integrity of the nfl. How organized crime influences professional football 1989. Moldea moldea, an investigative journalist, sued the new york. The irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in postwar america told through the eyes of world war ii veteran frank sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss russell bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. A collage, accompanying moldea s november 1978 article. Widely considered to be the definitive volume on the career and crimes of jimmy hoffa, the hoffa wars, by acclaimed investigative journalist dan e. Court must view the available facts in the light most favorable to the plaintiffs, minihan v. Spanning decades, sheerans story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in american history, the disappearance of.
How organized crime influences professional football ebook written by dan e. It chronicled the longstanding relationship between the national football league and organized crime, which has resulted in no fewer than twentysix past and present nfl team owners with. Based on the book i referenced above here is a clip of keith olberman with the author,what i found most interesting about this clip is that olberman tells the story of being on a plane with d. How organized crime influences professional football. In fact, if you really want your illusions blown about the nfl, and especially its origins, go read dan moldea s book interference. Does league security bolster argument for sports betting. Moments before his onair interview with bill oreilly, a washington post interview with presumptive republican presidential nominee donald trump indicated that the real estate tycoon is tentatively. The nfl, from its inception, had mob ties all over the freaking place. A collage, featuring the covers of dan moldea s books, by bethel aniaku of togo. Jun 16, 2009 345 they have stayed in close contact ever since the publication of moldea s horrendous book.
In dan moldea s book, it is clearly indicated by interviews with former members of nfl security that they dont do any actual work until there is a tip. While reading a little wikipedia this evening, i stumbled upon dan moldea, the right wing and the clintons. How organized crime influences professional football, published in 1989 by william morrow and company. You might get your belief system shattered on that classic super bowl iii guarantee, for one. In fact, there were 70 nfl games that were game fixed according to the dan moldeas book entitled, interference. Ive seen topics from fans who think the game is outright fixed like pro wrestling to those who believe refs are swaying games to keep gamblers interested whether it be the vegas spread,point totals or even in game betting. The integrity of the nfl page 2 the geek club fftoday. On september 3, 1989, defendant, the new york times company, inc. Moldea, a specialist on organizedcrime investigations since 1974, bestselling author, and independent journalist, has published eight nonfiction books. Teamsters, rebels, politicians and the mob 1978, dark victory. On page 308 of dan moldea s book interference he lists over 70 nfl games that have been fixed and includes the names of the 2 referees involved in fixing those games.
A specialist on organizedcrime investigations since 1974, bestselling author and independent investigative journalist dan e. The statements at issue in the instant case are assessments of a book, rather than direct assaults on moldea s character, reputation, or competence as a journalist edwards continued. Dieugenio asks some interesting questions about dan moldea, his methods, the curious timing of his books, his associations with walter sheridan and especially carl shoffler. The proliferation of game fixing and corruption in nfl. Investigative reporter and author dan moldea began 27 years ago believing two gunmen were involved in rfks murder but his pursuit of the case led him to a different conclusion, which we republish. Electromagnetic spectrum explained gamma x rays microwaves infrared radio waves uv visble light duration. Interference, the three exposes of corruptionbehind the nfl, the teamsters and jimmy hoffa, and ronald reaganfrom an investigative. It is interesting to note that the moldeas, posner.
Shines a light on the problems with the nfl then and possibly for the nfl now. Investigative reporter and author dan moldea began 27 years ago believing two gunmen were involved in rfk s murder but his pursuit of the case led him to a different conclusion, which we republish. Howo2ganized crime influences professional football. Might chargers eye property occupied by opera studio.
The moldea 2 panel also dismissed the authors false light invasion of privacy claim and discounted any ulterior motives eskenazi may have had. Myers owns property on commercial street from 28th to 32nd streets. Interference how organized crime influences professional football. Any thought of protecting the integrity of american sports in the face of that decision shouldve been ended, and instantaneously.
Shoffler was the first cop on the scene after the watergate breakin, and the circumstances surrounding shofflers involvement are such that one wonders if he had been. Ronald reagan, mca, and the mob by dan e forbidden bookshelf presents dan e. How organized crime influences professional football, nfl security has long had an overlapping interest with law enforcement. But waldron is even worse because although moldea is not upfront about partins serious problems as a. A true story of wiretapping, friendship, and betrayal by moldea, dan e. Check out investigative journalist and speaker dan moldeas groundbreaking book interference which chronicles the connection between the mafia and the nfl.678 1144 920 1241 893 1488 1050 1227 426 937 1354 1614 720 365 728 1077 1445 462 805 1168 903 444 1403 789 1030 1588 488 707 304 203 1488 1036 1104 675 1592 1492 1378 1029 507 831 920 181 185 207 991