Originally written February 01, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Undoubtedly, New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez has not always made the best off the field decisions. English: A-Rod batting in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) He is the sports media model of consistency for always providing headline worthy news to the point where even the New York Jets are jealous. Ideally no professional sports team fantasizes about paying for a distraction so why do owners repeatedly do it? For one reason, talent and winning makes money in sports. So not matter how busy a player might keep a team’s PR department, if the team is winning they will stand behind him. Think about the likes of athletes like the NFL’s Chad Johnson, Dez Bryant, Ray Lewis and T.O. Or in baseball you have your Josh Hamilton’s; or the NBA’s Rajan Rondo, all uber-talented pain in the behinds. And some organizations’ will go as far as hiring personal babysitters, handle multiple paternity lawsuits or get private security details etc. just to keep this type of talent in check as long as the team ...
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