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When looking at a topic such as this one You need to ask yourself the following questions Are athletes given special privileges Do those with more power than the players affect the outcome of an athlete Over time athletes have been helped but there also has been people that were not helped chosen to take the fall Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are two men that seem to be given every chance in the world They repeatedly have been suspended by MLB And they repeatedly get let back in to play again They are two examples of stars being allowed to play after serious offenses Shoeless Joe Jackson was supposedly involved in the Black Soxs scandle of 1919 They said that he took a bribe to throw the series but he played his heart out in that series Joe hit the only home run and batted 375 to lead all players But he was still black listed by the Major Leagues and stricken from the record books Joe wasnt involved in the throwing of the series but found guilty mostly to save Mr Comiskeys good name Pete Rose bet on baseball that is known But he still swears that he never bet on his own team When he was caught he was banned from baseball It was a serious offense but it seems minor in all that athletes get away with today He bet on baseball he should be punished but not to allow one of the best baseball players of all-time into the Hall of Fame seems stupid These two players are two examples of athletes not getting special treatment Ray Carruth was sentenced to 19-24 years convicted of conspiracy to commit murder shooting into an occupied vehicle and shooting
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