Former Nebraska All-American defensive tackle Jason Peter's new book "Hero of the Underground" is set for release Tuesday and from early reviews, it appears to be must-read material.
Peter, now a sportstalk radio host in Lincoln, was quite the badass on and off the field, but he became addicted to pain medication and street drugs and writes that at one point he was taking 80 oxycodone a day.
He also chronicles a cross-country flight on a private plane to enroll in a rehab clinic, with plenty of coke and heroin and two hookers on board.
Peter, who grew up in New Jersey, gives this account of the girls on his recruiting trip to Lincoln: "Oh Christ, they were like something from some cheerleader sex fantasy. Agape I watched them with their blond hair tied back, their impossibly long legs, their ice-blue and emerald-green eyes, and their dazzling, perfect teeth, I noted the way that they fell over themselves to get close to the football guys who treated them with calculated indifference, and I realized that to get onto the team at Nebraska was to get all-areas access to the best parties, the best girls, the American f------ dream."