The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Michael Jordan, one of the best basketball players to have ever played the game, once said, “there is no such thing as the perfect player and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” As time has taken a toll on professional sports, they are becoming more and more corrupt. Players are not realizing the truth behind Jordan’s statement and more and more players are starting to believe that its necessary to cheat in order to keep them a step ahead of their peers. Fans are also putting more pressure on these athletes by gambling. These star athletes now not only feel like they need to beat their opponents but they have to beat them enough to also win the spread. Based on various research and the novels, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Boost by Kathy Mackel sports are being corrupted by players cheating, players not being able to stay out of trouble, and fans gambling more frequently as time goes on. Athletes are so much more than just big men with the natural ability to play a game. An athlete is a hero, a role model, and someone young boys and girls grow up aspiring to be. Athletes give hope to so many children that if they work hard their dreams can also come true. However, more recently athletes have been sending the wrong message to our youth, and future generations of professional athletes. We are finding out more often than in past years now that our hometown heroes are actually staring us in the wrong direction. Lance Armstrong, a
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