Sam Hurd and the Athlete as Role Model

I was reading an ESPN article on Sam Hurd, describing his character. The author, Jean-Jaques Taylor made a true statement:

Aside from your spouse, some relatives, and your two or three best friends in the world, you don’t know anyone.

Fact. On occasion, we hold athletes in high esteem because we want to believe they exemplify what WE want to be in our lives. The athlete as “role model” is one we for some reason get a charge out of having.

Forget it. We’ve seen that power and charisma can corrupt anyone. Sam Hurd had carefully constructed an image as a “nice” person. Interestingly, he’s now going to be viewed as a felon; not just a drug dealer but a KINGPIN. Sad. The guy had a lot. He just wanted even more, and didn’t care whom it hurt.

Now we’ve heard Sam Hurd has given federal investigators “double digit” names of NFL players who bought drugs from him. Now he’s a Rat Hall-of-Famer. Truly sad. Now that he’s going to spend a long stretch in federal prison, he’s determined to bring others with him.



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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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