Living by Different Standards

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Living by Different Standards

Who do these athletes think they are? Do they think they can kill, rape, rob, assault, steel, and use drugs simply because they make millions of dollars? And do they think they can get away with these things? Why are today’s sports stars nothing more than thugs and criminals?


And no I’m not talking to those “over-paid, drug-addicted, criminally-inclined athletes.” I’m talking to the public ? the critics and the so-called fans of college and professional sports. The people that apparently have never done anything wrong in their entire lives. The people that throw the first stone without guilt, like they’re skipping it across some still, lifeless lake instead of directly at a human being. The people that are absolutely appalled that Randy Moss would actually dive forward after a traffic officer decided to use his Lexus as an easy-chair. And worse yet that he would have marijuana in his vehicle. Does he actually smoke marijuana? That’s a drug! Who would do such a thing? Send him to death row! He’s not an athlete ? he’s a criminal.

And apparently he can’t be both. No one can. Somewhere along the line it was decided that crime has no place in sports. That crime is a right reserved for the rest of society ? the plumbers and builders, the doctors and lawyers ? and it may not be committed by any athlete without expressed written consent of the ROS (Rest Of Society).

But, the athletes just don’t seem to get it. Something has to be done. 99 percent of them must be criminals.

The way athletes are scrutinized in today’s society you probably get the impression that this is true, you would think athl...

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