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Gilbert Arenas is Proof That Money Doesn’t Change Mindsets

By Samuel Bell Jr On January - 1 - 2010

As fans, we're done with the excuses.

We're tired of superstar athletes rising to prominence only to turn their back on common sense and intelligence, to give way to chosen ignorance.

It's not everybody else's fault. It's your responsibility, what you reflect and what people see as a reflection of who you are and what you stand for.

Everyday we are bombarded with choices. Mundane decisions like whether to sleep a little longer or have a cup of coffee not withstanding.

It's the choices that affect our position in life and what we believe that stand by themselves in the level of importance.

Choices like whether you should bring a gun to work.

There's no way a professional athlete should have a weapon with him at a game, whether loaded or not.

The right to bear arms doesn't mean putting yourself and others in danger for no good reason.

I agree with a man's right to have a weapon, but in the right circumstances. As a multi-million dollar athlete, there's no way you can justify having a weapon in a setting like, say, a NBA locker room.

This doesn't need to turn into a debate abo...

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