Slotback Rhapsody by Christopher Harris
Approx. 72,030 words.
Published on October 25, 2011 and represented
At 27 years old, undersized but talented Nick "Mouse" Morrison has yet to realize his dreams as a pro football player. After several unsuccessful training camps, Nick decides a minicamp in Detroit will be his last go-round. But success comes at a cost as he encounters the pitfalls--steroids, gambling, and much more--of being an athlete in today’s 24/7 idol-obsessed culture.