Hello and welcome to a special edition expose of Interviewing the Legends …I’m your host Ray Shasho.
Dan E. Moldea is a best-selling author and investigative journalist who has reported on organized crime and political corruption since 1974. He is the author of books about the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa, the contract killing of an Ohio businessman, the Mafia’s penetration of Hollywood, and its influence on professional football, as well as works about the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy, the O.J. Simpson case, and the suicide of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster.
Moldea has lectured about “The Mafia in America” at colleges and universities throughout the country and has appeared on numerous national and local radio and television programs.
He was also featured in the 2004 film, The Hunting of the President. He is a former president of Washington Independent Writers (now American Independent Writers).
I’ve been interested in Mr. Moldea since he appeared on The Pat Sajak show in 1989 to promote his book Interference. He claimed that virtually every NFL owner gambles on games and claimed that no fewer than 70 NFL games had been fixed up to that point.
I became suspect of the NFL ever since Superbowl III when the 19 1 ⁄ 2 -point underdog American Football League (AFL) champion New York Jets defeated the National Football League (NFL) champion Baltimore Colts by a score of 16–7.
Vince Lombardi went on record saying that the Jets had no chance of victory. The owner of the Colts (Caroll Rosenblum) was known to be a heavy gambler, and he died under mysterious circumstances in 1979. A large bet was placed in the City of Baltimore, and according to urban legend it was Rosenblum betting 3 million on the Jets.
Colts Pro Bowl defensive end Bubba Smith blamed quarterback Earl Morrall for throwing the game. He appeared to be missing wide open receivers, and he threw for 71 yards and three INTs on 6-of-17 passing. The Jets went on to win by a score of 16-7, leading to the merger of the NFL and AFL, and securing the future of the Super Bowl.
I personally have come to realize that THE NFL IS AS LEGIT AS THE WWE.
Please welcome best-selling author, investigative journalist, and specialist on organized crime and political corruption investigations since 1974, Dan Moldea to Interviewing the Legends …
How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football
By DAN E. MOLDEA
A shocking exposé of widespread corruption and mob influence throughout the National Football League—on the field, in the owners’ boxes, and in the corporate suites. According to investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea, for decades the National Football League has had a strong and unspoken understanding with a dangerous organized crime. In his classic exposé, Interference, Moldea bares the dark, sordid underbelly of America’s favorite professional team sport, revealing a nest of corruption that the league has largely ignored since its inception.
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THESE INCREDIBLE TITLES
BY DAN E. MOLDEA
The Hoffa Wars
The Hunting of Cain
Dark Victory: Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob
The Hoffa Wars: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa
The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
Evidence Dismissed: The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson
A Washington tragedy
Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer: Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics, and Journalism
A Washington Tragedy: Bill & Hillary Clinton and the Suicide of Vincent Foster
Hollywood Confidential: A True Story of Wiretapping, Friendship, and Betrayal
Forbidden Bookshelf Presents Dan E. Moldea: Interference, The Hoffa Wars, and Dark Victory
Money, Politics, and Corruption in U. S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers
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