Jeff Benedict has a B.A. in history from Eastrern Connecticut University, a M. A. in Political Science from Northeastern University and a J. D. from the New England College of Law. He started out as the director of research at the Center for Study of Sports and Society at Northeastern University where he conducted research on athletes and violence against women. He went on to publish a series of studies on the topic.
He has since written fifteen non-fiction books. Hi title's include: Puvblic Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women, Athletes and Acquaintance Rape. Sage Series on Violence Against Women, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, Without Reservation: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and the World's Largest Casino, and My Name Used to Be Muhammad: The True Story of a Muslim Who Became a Christian. In 2018 he released another bestseller entitled, Tiger Woods. He is also a writer for Sports Illustrated and a television and film producer.