Professional Athletes Should Not Be Ruined

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Would you want your whole career ruined due to a mistake? Professional athletes more than likely label as the “Golden Children” and are expected to never do anything wrong. These athletes are the one’s little kids and young athletes look up to and aspire to be. One mistake and this can all go away. Everyone makes mistakes, but professional athletes take the fall harder due to their fame and fortune. Although professional athletes are in the public eye, their career should not be ruined due to crimes people commit every day because, underneath all the fame and fortune, they are just regular people. A role model is a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially younger people. Professional athletes…show more content…
If Rice was convicted, he would face up to five years in jail rather than a fine. Two months after his incident, Rice was accepted into a pretrial intervention program focused on rehabilitation (Elliott). As a result, Rice’s case never went to trial, and his aggravated assault charge would be dropped if he completed the program. Rice was originally suspended for two games without pay and fined $58,000 because of his aggravated assault charge but then he was suspended for six games due to the NFL’s policy on assault, battery, domestic violence and sexual assault (Elliott). Ray Rice will likely never play another game in an NFL uniform because of the fact that he was caught on camera abusing his wife (Tyler).
The most famous case of an athlete getting away with a crime is O.J. Simpson. One of the most famous running backs in American history was involved in the biggest murder scandal of them all. O.J. Simpson was accused of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. No other case in recent or present time has come close to affecting the U.S. judiciary system and the media access to the courts or shaping the public perception as much as this trail has (Hayslett). This incident happened twenty-two years ago and it is still the number one talked about case.
On September 9, 2003, Atlanta Thrashers hockey player, Dany Heatley, was driving a vehicle with himself and teammate Dan Snyder
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