What is wrong with our Professional Athletes?

By Beatrice Davis

 

Lately I have been asking myself, what makes these athletes think they are invinsible and have the power to do what they like to do and don’t need to follow the rules of our society? I read so much on what is going on in the world of sports and how they treat fans, their wives, girlfriends, animals and just in general people.

Just because you are famous, what gives you the right to act like you have no manners, or rude, inconsidered or you are above the law? Acting like a jerk, does not improve your famous status at all!

Please tell me, what gives these guys the right to act out like there is no tomorrow?

Being rich and famous does not make you a better person or validate your character and personality. How smart and intelligent you are is on a complete different level and rarely ever reached by any of these guys. But don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they are dumb, oh no some of these guys are highly intelligent and very smart. I just think somewhere in between they lose their sense of reality and fiction.

Just check below a few of those dummies and tell me if any of your friends or family members, if confronted with the same charge, you would forgive and forget?

So why, and how come we let it happen and accept and forgive?

Being famous doesn’t make you a better person nor better in judgement or smarter…………but I guess money talks and bullshit walks!

Please for heaven’s sake share your opinion with me on this topic and email me your feedbacks and thoughts!

 

Mar. 28, 2007: One of the harshest sentences ever given to an athlete is handed down when former All-Star reliever Ugueth Urbina gets 14 years behind bars in Venezuela for attempted murder.

Nov. 13, 2007: Titans player Adam "Pacman" Jones accepts a plea deal for a conspiracy charge over an April incident in a Las Vegas strip club that left one man paralyzed after a gunshot wound.

Sept. 16, 2007: O.J. Simpson is arrested in Las Vegas on charges he stole sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson is brought back to court on a parole violation in January when he tries to have an intermediary contact another defendant in the case.

Nov. 20, 2007: Mike Tyson spends one day in jail after pleading guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and drug possession. The boxer spent three years in jail during the 1990s on a rape conviction.

Dec. 10, 2007: Michael Vick is sentenced to 23 months in jail for his involvement in a dogfighting ring in Virginia. The Falcons quarterback also faces state charges from his activity in April.

Dec. 28, 2007: Jim Leyritz, the 1996 World Series hero, is involved in a fatal crash in Florida. He faces DUI manslaughter charges stemming from the incident.

Jan. 11, 2008: Former Olympic track gold medalist Marion Jones is sentenced to six months in prison for lying to authorities regarding her steroid use and a check fraud case in California.

Jan. 11, 2008: Former NBA All-Star Glen Rice is arrested on a felony battery charge after police say he beat a man he found in his estranged wife's closet.

Jan. 17, 2008: Former NHL player Rob Ramage is sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal crash that killed another former player in 2003. The two-time Stanley Cup winner played 15 seasons as a defenseman with eight teams.

Feb. 13, 2008: Former NFL player Josh Booty is “tased” by Orange County police after authorities suspected he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Feb. 24, 2008: Minnesota Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie is arrested for aggravated battery after a street brawl outside a nightclub.

Feb. 27, 2008: An arrest warrant is issued for Cardinals utility man Scott Spiezio for driving under the influence, hit and run, aggravated assault and battery.

Feb. 28, 2008: Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Javin Hunter is arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in July when his sedan reportedly struck a man on a motor scooter.

March 1, 2008: Broncos defensive tackle Marcus Thomas is arrested in Florida after police said they found a gun and cocaine during a traffic stop.

March 4, 2008: Red Sox Scout Jesse Levis was arrested for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts in front of two teenage girls.

March 8, 2008: Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison is arrested after he allegedly hits his girlfriend during an argument.

March 11, 2008: Carolina Panthers second-round football draft pick Dwayne Jarrett failed a sobriety test after running a red light.

March 20, 2008: Super Bowl-winning Steelers wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is charged with assaulting his estranged girlfriend at a restaurant.

March 29, 2008: Former NBA star Isaiah Rider has been on the wrong side of the law before. Rider, who played for five teams during his pro career, is jailed in Los Angeles under suspicion of stealing a car.

March 31, 2008: Former Patriot Kenyatta Jones Arrested. “He Attempted to Urinate on the Dance Floor!”