Jake Paul, Johnny Manziel and Barry Bonds’ alleged steroid suppliers headline the upcoming season of Untold, Netflix’s acclaimed docuseries, the streaming service announced Tuesday.
‘The critically acclaimed docuseries Untold returns with Volume 3, a four-week summer event that brings epic stories from the wide (and wild) world of sports back to the screen,’ read a Netflix press release. ‘From boxing to football to doping scandals, these new stories go beyond the headlines and highlight what we already knew.’
The series aims to relive some of the scandals and stories from the recent past, including Paul’s rise from YouTube to a career as a boxer and promoter.
What has gone largely unrevealed, however, is the breakdown of Paul’s relationship with his famous brother Logan and how he used boxing to reinvent his career.
The ‘brothers have parlayed their online success into lucrative side hustles, releasing Jake music and starring in a Disney Channel show. [Bizaardvark],’ read the Netflix synopsis. ‘As their notoriety grew, so did the tension between the once close siblings. When Jake’s real-life controversies nearly destroyed his career, he got a second chance as a boxer who stunned skeptics as he knocked out one opponent after another.’
Jake Paul (pictured) is currently preparing to box former MMA star Nate Diaz in his eighth fight.
Johnny Manziel opens up to Netflix about his struggles with his tumultuous football career
Paul is currently preparing to box former MMA star Nate Diaz in his eighth fight since his February loss to Tommy Fury.
Untold will also detail the meteoric rise and fall of Manziel, who famously won the Heisman at Texas A&M before being a first-round draft pick, only to squander his chance to party.
“I wanted to be Johnny Football,” Manziel, 30, told Netflix, referring to his nickname. ‘There’s never a bad time in Johnny Football.’
As many fans already know, Manziel’s confirmation in the NFL only lasted a few years before he bounced around the CFL and other leagues as his own father even referred to him as a ‘druggie’.
‘It’s no secret he’s a drug addict,’ Paul Manziel told ESPN in 2016. ‘Hopefully, he won’t die before he comes to his senses. I mean, I hate to say it, but I hope he goes to jail. I mean, it would be the best place for him. I’m doing my job, and I’m going to move on. If I have to bury him, I will.’
Johnny Manziel was briefly the most famous college player in the country at Texas A&M
The Florida Gators won titles in 2006 and 2008 under Meyer, but problems soon arose.
Victor Conte, who became known as Bond’s alleged steroid supplier during the BALCO scandal, was jailed in 2005.
Read the Netflix synopsis, ‘For 16 years, Conte has sworn that BALCO Laboratories, his supplement and nutrition company in the Bay Area, has never been involved in illegal, performance-enhancing drugs. ‘But by 2000, he had gone to the dark side and became the go-to guy for athletes in search of steroids, fame and world records.
‘The film features interviews with several notable former associates of Conte – including Montgomery and the anti-doping and IRS authorities who helped send him to prison following a 42-count indictment – giving chilling testimony as the legend of one of the most infamous names’ continues the reveal.’
Urban Meyer (left) and quarterback Tim Tebow (right) share much of the success in Gainesville.
Perhaps no one is more identified with steroids in sports than Balco founder Victor Conte
The series also takes a look at Urban Meyer’s Florida football teams, which won a pair of national titles in 2006 and 2008, while sparking many scandals.
Most famously, Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez would be convicted of murder before committing suicide in a Massachusetts prison.
‘Drilling through a riveting play-by-play of some of the Gators’ wins and losses, this four-part documentary zooms in on each tumultuous year of Meyer’s reign and isn’t afraid to tackle the challenging aspects of his leadership and the perils of his players becoming star athletes at such young ages,’ Read the Netflix description.
Episodes for the season were directed by Andrew Renzi, Ryan Duffy, Brian Storkel and Kathryn English.
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