A riveting debut novel of a season in the life of a professional football player--written by one of the NFL's best tight ends of all time.
Dominic Fucillo is a tight end for the surging New York Giants. Rebellious, ferociously angry, deeply religious and fighting injuries and a crumbling love life that would bring the average man to his knees, Dom is a veteran player who is having the toughest season of his career at a time when his team can do nothing wrong--or so it seems.
Because behind the big wins, a major scandal is brewing. The team's star linebacker has always lived on the edge and enjoyed the nightlife more than he should. But when he's found beaten nearly to death in the stadium parking lot, it's clear he's gotten himself into more than even he bargained for, and it's something that threatens to tear himself and his team's promising season apart.
Inspired by his years shedding blood and sweat playing professional football, ROUGH & TUMBLE is Mark Bavaro's novel about the brutal world of the NFL--and a classic sports story of one man's determination and grit.