John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for various NFL teams--his longest stint of six years having been spent with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders--and later joined the Houston Texans of the World Football League, albeit never actually playing. His first major role as an actor was in the 1979 movie "North Dallas Forty" as a football player. He also appeared in the movies "Caveman", "The Ice Pirates", and "One Crazy Summer" but is known for his role in "The Goonies". He also had guest appearances on popular TV shows "Perfect Strangers", "M*A*S*H", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Hunter", "Silver Spoons", "The A-Team", "1st & Ten", "Miami Vice" and "Cheers". He died on June 17, 1989 aged 38 due to a heart failure.
In the 1988 Seoul Games, the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100-meter race, and also set a world record in the same. But later in a drug test, he was found to have taken steroids in order to win the race. Though he said he had used the steroids only during training, and only because he wanted to keep up with his opponents, he was disqualified from the race. He was also stripped of his medal as well as his world record honors, and the medal was given to the second place holder – Carl Lewis. He also admitted later that he had used steroids when he made a world record in 1987. This resulted in his previous record being taken away from him as well.
During Morgan’s heyday, the use of amphetamines was rampant . By Morgan’s standards, the likes of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, and Mike Schmidt, all of whom have admitted to dabbling in speed , should get the boot. As for the use of steroids being a “choice,” as Morgan writes, Jim Bouton, whose tell-all book “ Ball Four ” debunked many of baseball’s longstanding and most cherished myths, said , “In the 1970s, half of the guys in the big leagues were taking greenies, and if we had steroids, we would have taken those, too.”