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Athletes Need To Earn Role Model Status

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Role Model Description Does Not Fit Every Athlete

By John Ventola

While there are some bad things that happen sporadically in sports, the social and physical benefits to society far exceed those shortcomings. Thankfully, the ultimate no-no, murder involving an athlete, does not happen often in American sport, but the rash of headlines and media coverage detailing drug and domestic abuse, steroid use, and shady, personal, business dealings, are cause to pause and reflect on who we are calling a role model. Continue reading