We have been treated to another bunch of examples of sports people wanting to turn away from significant issues.
- One team options a player because of a serious DWI, another team picks him up immediately.
- Players on a college team boycott the team because a number of their colleagues were suspended for sexually inappropriate behavior. [Understatement!]
- The coach of said team sides with the boycotting students citing "due process", even though the students clearly violated school and team policies, even if they weren't exactly illegal.
- Last week a star of another college team tripped an opponent- the third such incident this year.
Of course with the about-to-be-inaugurated administration we have seen more than a normal share of unwillingness to do that. This does not enhance our society or our country. The paradigm of winning at any cost needs to change- whether in sports or politics.