Pac Man

I just saw an interview on NFL Today with Adam “Pacman” Jones. Yes, this is a sports posting – run now while you can! (Just kidding) For those of you who are not familiar with this person, he is a football player in the NFL. He is only 25 years old and has already served a major suspension from playing in the league and is likely to receive another suspension or ban for his behavior. Mainly – he is a criminal! How many chances should one person receive? If he was just a non-celebrity, he would have been fired and that was that.

He has continued to act like a criminal. Shootings, drugs, guns, you name it, he has been linked to it. Even after his troubles, the Dallas Cowboys brought him on to the team and within days he was incurring more legal problems. While this is enough to outrage me, it wasn’t what really upset me. In the interview they asked him if he had any remorse for the things he has done. Listening to him speak, I wonder how he managed to graduate high school let alone get into college. He doesn’t even seem like he knows what the word remorse is! How is it that people like this are given multi-million dollar contracts to play a game?

I would love to know why these athletes made it to this point where they are grossly overpaid. When did playing ONE basketball game become worth $30,000? Teachers have trouble getting that salary for one YEAR. I am a fan of sports but I do not think any player is worth getting $400 million for 10 years. How can they justify that? Look at the Yankees who spent over $400 million to get 3 players. We live in a time where people are losing their jobs, their homes, their hope but these athletes can make more in one month than most will make in their lifetime. Something needs to change and it needs to change soon.

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