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I ask that question because it seems, like today, the good athletes are not appreciated.
LeBron James, each year, has a bike give away for his community and you might hear about it one time. But every chance people get they want to bring up “The Decision”. Here is a guy who took less money, never gets in trouble and seems to be a good father and a good person but yet the one so called “bad thing” he does, which was not bad at all in my opinion, gets the most press.
Let’s look at same of these jokers today.
Lance Armstrong, a liar who ruined lives to keep himself going and never really paid a penalty because he still profited.
Ryan Braun, a liar and a cheater who got rich and really hasn’t been penalized either when you still get a contract worth $100 million dollars.
Riley Cooper, I really did try to stay away from this one but the fact that he used the “N word” didn’t really bother me, but the way he used it did. That word is flung around the locker room all of the time but not like that. The younger generation uses it as slang, I myself have used it. But after hearing Riley Cooper use it, I must say, I don’ t want to use it anymore.
He should have been punished more than just a 4-day break and now, he is cured? He used it way to easy for it to be the first time using it in that manner.
Don’t worry, I have not forgotten about Alex Rodriguez either.
Too much time is spent on the bad and not enough on the good of athletes in sports. So I ask, what’s wrong with people when you keep hanging something over someones head that isn’t that bad yet you want to let things that are so much far worse done by other’s go?
Make sure you give LeBron his due and these other four, do not let them off the hook by just forgetting what they have done.
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