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What others say: Kids' role models are athletes, so stop the cheating

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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    Seems like the “rules of the game” are an attempt to equalize the opportunity of success for the players. And in many cases, protect the players from harming others and even themselves. I guess the reason for not allowing steroids is that they can’t control their use to equalize the players.

    I wish the same attitude would exist in the rules of our Capitalist economy. The rules, sometimes called regulations or laws are often the main factor in the inequality of the players.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Trying to come up with the name of a single athlete that I would suggest my child look to as a role model...

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    The problem might be selecting 'athletes' as role models to begin with. Mind you, these guys are mostly pro entertainers anyway, and cheating is part of the game. There are so many people out there who contribute to the betterment of mankind not for the fame and big pay but for its' own reward that we can, and should, look up to.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Athletes should not be kids role models. Fathers, grandfathers, neighbors, Bishops or church leaders, local people.... they are the ones who really can impact a kids life. A persona on TV.... a really bad idea, because seldom is the person you see the person they really are.

    Parents need to be the hero's to kids.... not strangers.