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Are Athletes Good Role Models What do you think about when you think of an athlete I think of a person who is a hard dedicated worker and takes pride in his responsibility One who would do nothing to lose his respect or his teams respect from fans He follows rules made by his sports organization and everyday rules that apply to all of us The athlete I imagine would be a good role model He would be someone with good standards and morals and someone a child could look up too Is this possible today in the world of sports Is there such a thing as a good and bad athlete I certainly think there is I know of a few athletes who would be considered bad role models In college sports players are not supposed to receive any kind of money what so ever A coach cant buy a player a candy bar An incident that has come up lately is one dealing with Peter Warrick Peter Warrick is a great ball player He may even be this years Heisman trophy winner Peter was out shopping when he decided to accept a great discount He bought 200 dollars of merchandise for about 20 This is against NCAA regulation He thought he would just stretch the rules a little bit and never get caught They wouldnt mess with Peter Warrick He thought wrong he will receive some kind of small punishment He will probably end up with community service He is playing ball again however Another example is Cecil Collins He got kicked out of Louisiana for breaking and entering and sexual abuse Mcneese then gave him another shot at playing at the college level He messed up again He was kicked out of there for the use of drugs He wouldnt be a good role model at all I look for him to be some day though After all his faults he
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