I don’t know Anthony Federico, the ESPN editor who lost his job after coming up with the now-infamous “***** in the Armor” headline about Jeremy Lin. I wish him no ill will of any kind, and I respect his desire to clear the air after the firestorm his ill-conceived headline incited. I do not, however, have to like the way he went about it, and I like even less that members of the media are calling it “powerful” and “moving.”
Here’s what I have a problem with:
Actions speak louder than words. My words may have hurt people in that moment but my actions have always helped people. If those who vilify me would take a deeper look at my life they would see that I am the exact opposite of how some are portraying me.
They would see that on the day of the incident I got a call from a friend – who happens to be homeless – and rushed to his aid. He was collapsed on the side of the road due to exposure and hunger. They would see how I picked him up and got him a hotel room and fed him. They wou...