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Ethics Thrown Aside: Professional Sports Needs a Makeover

By Chris Anderson On January - 25 - 2011

Michael Vick, Donte Stallworth, Ben Roethlisberger, Tiger Woods, Ray Lewis, Reggie Bush and Cam Newton all have one thing in common: they are revered by the American public. Though some of the players listed above are held in higher regard than others, they still have a major influence on many lives throughout the American nation.

However, being revered by the American public is not the only thing they have in common; they also share the bond of having been accused of infractions or crimes, and some of them have even been convicted.

Perhaps the most well-known case as well as one of the more recent cases has to deal with, Michael Vick.

Though one of the most talented athletes in the NFL, Vick has had a rough past few years.

In August of 2007, Vick pleaded guilty to felony dog fighting charges and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. Now, this may not seem like such a big deal to the average fan. You see this player, he does his bad actions, and then he pays the price for it.

But Michael Vick's case is starting to illustrate a trend taking place thr...

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