William C. Rhoden has been a sportswriter for theNew York Timessince 1983, and has written the "Sports of the Times" column for more than a decade. He also serves as a consultant for ESPN'sSportsCenturyseries, and occasionally appears as a guest on their showThe Sports Reporters. In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as writer of the HBO documentaryJourney of the African-American Athlete. A graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, he lives in New York City's Harlem with his wife and daughter. From the Hardcover edition.Rhoden, William C. is the author of 'Forty Million Dollar Slaves The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete', published 2007 under ISBN 9780307353146 and ISBN 0307353141.