Playing the game on Sunday is the easy part of pro football. All-Pro defensive end Simeon Rice learned the hard way that if you don't "play the game" in the National Football League, you pay the price. As a record-setting rookie, he bought the company linethat practice, preparation, and performance equaled success in the pros. It was only when he refused to accept losing as part of the equation that Simeon Rice found himself on the outside looking in. Rush to Judgment examines the complex world of big-time sports through the eyes of a superstar who has seen it all and done it all on his way to the top of the NFL food chain. Simeon Rice's unique combination of physical prowess and creativity has redefined the way his position is played. His refusal to accept the status quoboth in life and in footballhas endowed him with a rare perspective on what it means to be an elite athlete in a culture that worships winning and settles for nothing less. In Simeon Rice's world, the bright colors of the football field are merely a veneer obscuring infinite shades of gray. Distinguishing good from bad, right from wrong, friend from foe, and reality from illusion are the real challenges in the NFL, which draws a fine line between its heroes and villains. Rush to Judgment chronicles the life of a player who has steadfastly refused to toe that line, and looks into the hearts and minds underneath all the plastic and padding.Rice, Simeon is the author of 'Rush to Judgment The Simeon Rice Story', published 2004 under ISBN 9781592285464 and ISBN 1592285465.