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'Namath': Dark Side of Outsized Football Hero

Even as he led the New York Jets to a 1969 Super Bowl victory, quarterback Joe Namath was riddled with injuries. The Hall of Famer's struggles with painkillers, alcohol, gambling and womanizing are chronicled in the new biography Namath. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with author Mark Kriegel.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.