Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Excerpt from my Unpublished Biography

Mark Gastineau was sued in 1989 by a Peoria, IL father over the release of a DVD titled "Push It to the Limit". Commercials depicted the instructional video as Gastineau's own personal football technique, drills and coaching to the kids. However, this was false advertising. The actual tape consisteted of nothing but motivational speeches, bizarre inserts of Gastineau screaming into the camera, snorting lines of cocaine, dancing and in one instance, fondling a womans breast. He was also depicted screaming "GET FIRED UP" and seen tearing up a small television studio (going as far as to chew on the carpet). Gastineau settled out of court, and production on the short lived video was halted immediately. Very few copies exist today, but it remains one of the most serious cases of false advertising from any sports figure in the last 20 years.

1 comment:

Oneida said...

People should read this.