Unless we talkin about OJ Simpson, No...
No, hell No and F-no.......
“We had an argument that was ongoing for about 50 years, about how to build a club. Where do you start? His thing was you start with the corners. My thing was to start with the offensive line.” John Madden
(Louisiana Fats) "He is the epitome of a Disgrace" Stephen A. Smith
In the Kingdom of the Blind. The One Eyed Man is King.......
New GM, new HC, new direction, I'm all in!
As a Raider fan, but also as a human being, I'd have to say no. Unless it involved something like betting on games you're playing in and doing something to influence the outcome of those games...or excessive bad sportsmanship, or getting arrested for violent crimes, you know, just those kinds of things, probably not the best Hall of Fame material there.
Maybe there are special cases, I mean, Pete Rose is the most extreme example ever, it's so unfortunate what happened to the Hit King.
"You can't Appoint, Hire, or Declare Leadership" ~ Sonny Barger
"Al Davis thought all owners were dilettantes with a new toy. He said to me many times through the years that owners are often the problem with their franchises, that too many of them think they can run things when they cannot, and the teams that succeed are the ones where the owner hires the best people he can and turns the game over to them."
Perhaps there should be a seperate category for those players that are exceptionally giving with their time, money, and fame, in order to help their communities. There should be MUCH MORE recognition and gratitude for exemplary athletes with charitable attitudes, that is for SURE!
Keeping off-field issues separate from an athlete's pro career? Up to a point. Just because he has a star, it does not give him the license to act irresponsibly with impunity. Furthermore, one who has become famous means he has also become a public figure. Fame and recognition must be balanced by a corresponding amount of obligations, or fame becomes as worthy as a junk bond.
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