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Keep Faith in Athletes, Even through Tough Times

By Brandon Boyd On July - 7 - 2009

We, as fans of many various sports, tend to put our athletes on pedestals.  

“Oh, they wouldn’t do that! They’re athletes!”

Athletes are just like the rest of us. They make mistakes.

Steve McNair’s death has done plenty to highlight this fact.

Football fans know McNair for his tenacity and leadership. They remember the good times and bad times through his career, and how he never gave up.

Outside of football, however, there appeared to be another side of McNair.

I’m not here to gossip about what McNair did outside of his marriage or what kind of person he is, because, honestly, I’m doing exactly what this article will talk about.

Giving athletes the benefit of the doubt and putting faith in them.

I really shouldn’t, as the facts seem to point towards an extramarital affair, but like a lot of people, I have high standards for athletes, and I seem to believe that they all have morals, standards, and hold themselves with class and high character.

Of course, I often find my assumptions to be incorrect, and it has happened of...

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