Sports scribe analyzes NBA ref probe, Vick indictment listen07/25/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Dave Zirin writes about sports for the Nation magazine, and is the author of the new book, â€œWelcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports.â€
In the first of a two-part interview, WMNF spoke with Zirin today about what USA Today is referring to as â€œSports Crises of Credibility.â€ The article mentions the betting and game fixing probe in pro basketball; the NFL ordering Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick to stay away from training camp indefinitely after a federal indictment linked him to dogfighting; and the steroid allegations surrounding baseball superstar Barry Bonds, who is just a few home runs away from breaking one of sports' all time records.
Weâ€™ll hear more from Dave Zirin on Friday, when he addresses his thoughts on baseball slugger Barry Bonds.