Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder Inc., and the Rise of the Modern NFL

By Rosen, Richard

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9780802129444 9780802147110
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Atlantic Monthly


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Starred Review on August 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

In 1935, Meyer Luckman, a minor affiliate of the New York mafia, was convicted of the murder of his wife's brother for siphoning money from the Luckman trucking business to cover gambling debts. Luckman's son Sid was then a football star at Columbia University, and the national press shielded his identity from the lurid tale splashed across several newspapers at the time. In the courtroom, Sid's maternal grandfather denounced Meyer...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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