DALLAS — Brian Bosworth, in his autobiography, describes an Oklahoma football program in which players freebased cocaine on game days, steroids were commonplace, and numerous NCAA violations occurred, the Dallas Morning News reported in its Saturday editions.
In "The Boz: Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero," a 252-page book written with Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated and due to be released in September, the native of Irving, Tex., who is now a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks, described this scenario:
--Players freebasing cocaine on game day.
--One player, Buster Rhymes, shooting a machine gun off a dormitory balcony.
--Steroids as commonplace as aspirin.
--NCAA violations, including extra recruiting visits.
The newspaper wrote its story after reviewing an advance copy of the book, a spokesman said Friday night.
According to Bosworth, the Sooner football program bordered on anarchy, and Coach Barry Switzer didn't discipline players who broke the law or NCAA rules, as long as the team won.