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Do Athletes engage in more deviant activities than non-athletes Do athletes engage in more deviant acts than non-athletes In this paper I will look further into this question I will examine all levels from high school to the professionals Sports are assumed by many to promote those character traits that are desirable by most in society These qualities are fair play sportsmanship obedience to authority and hard work 1 Are all these things true about athletes Do athletes really make good role models There is a lot of debate on whether or not the use of drugs is a problem in the athletic system today Over the years it has become evident that athletes participate in deviant activities and one of the main things that they partake in is the use of drugs Alcohol despite the increase in education and prevention efforts remains the drug most widely used by high school students Peer pressure also plays a large role in the amount of abuse that student do to their bodies Many athletes try to duplicate what they see in the movies For example in 1995 a movie titled The Program came out It was about a football player whom everybody loved He partied drank and still played well when it was time to There was a scene in the movie that brought about a lot of controversy It was when the main character quarterback went out and laid in the middle of the streets to prove that he could handle being under pressure The first weekend the movie was out a high school student athlete wanted to prove to his mates that he can go out drinking and still handle the pressure of lying in the middle of a busy street Well that did not go to well The student was killed and the movie was pulled out of the theaters and scene was edited out2 With the problem of drugs appearing in the
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