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Professional Sports Due to the greediness of sports figures professional athletes are not punished in the same manner as other professionals are It is like they are in a completely different group that uses an entirely different set of morals Team owners care more about making their money than they do about setting a good example for young kids and making pro sports fun again rather than a business Three good examples of this greediness are Roberto Alomar Curtis Joseph and Dennis Rodman Team owners and their respective leagues need to do something to turn this situation around before they have murderers and rapists playing sports for millions of dollars a year Roberto Alomar makes 55 million dollars a year due to his stellar defense and five Gold Gloves He is one of majors best all-around players and destined for the Hall of Fame but he has performed one of the most unthinkable acts in all of sports In a 1996 playoff game Alomar was up to bat and then Umpire John Hirschbeck called Alomar out on strikes Alomar went back to the dugout where he started to argue the call with Hirschbeck who finally tossed Alomar Orioles manager Davey Johnson along with Alomar went racing to home plate to argue the ejection As Alomar was being pushed away by Johnson he spat at Hirschbeck Alomar was suspended for five games which was to be served at the beginning of the 1997 season so he could continue to play in the playoffs In my opinion this act was indefensible and warranted a stiffer penalty than a five-game suspension Major league umpires threatened to strike during the playoffs due to Alomars behavior and inadequate punishment I believe that the league did not suspend Alomar during the playoffs because he is such a high profile player that he brings in enough money for the league that officials felt they could justify their actions
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