Sport: Coke and No Smile

For the N.F.L., it is already a season of pervasive discontent

What should be the best of times for the National Football League, considering its new $2 billion television contract, is not only the worst of times but the most unsettling of times, the most unsavory of times. Training camps are just opening for the coming season, but the sport is already festooned with black eyes.

Last month former New Orleans Defensive End and convicted Cocaine Dealer Don Reese sold his story to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, depicting widespread drug abuse in the N.F.L. and implicating ex-Saints...

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