The countless number of losers in our society that frequently label professional athletes and high-profile coaches as being overpaid should think about Leodis McKelvin and Jim Tressel the next time that thought crosses their mind.
Both of them are the latest examples of the expectations for athletes and coaches to be perfect that comes with their paychecks and the amount of criticism that greets them if they fail to do so.
McKelvin’s instinct to put the final stamp on the New England Patriots by returning a kickoff with under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter ended up fumbling his Buffalo Bills out of a 1-0 start last Sept. 14, while Tressel’s conservatism during his team’s 18-15 loss to USC was considered by many as a major reason for his team’s defeat.
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