Excerpted from the new epilogue to Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile, now available in paperback. We published an adaptation from the book last year.
The paperback version of Nate Jackson's Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile is now on sale. It's got new material, and we'll have some of that on the site next week. Below is an adapted excerpt from the book we ran last year. It's still painfully timely.
Former Bronco Nate Jackson's book is out today, and it's an exceptional memoir of life on the NFL's margins. You'll find out what it's like hiding injuries to make a roster, waiting for the year's annual drug test to pass so players can start smoking, and what a dickbag Eric Mangini is. Slow Getting Up has earned rave …