Posts Tagged Adrian Peterson

Who Gives a Rip about Good Choices?

A man whose opinions I greatly admire, was having a conversation with me over dinner just the other evening. “Chuck,” he said, “why should any decent professional athlete care about making good ethical choices? No matter what they do, they always make it back to the playing field.” I could have answered his statement with a “yes,” “no,” or even a “maybe.” Instead, let’s first talk about several news stories over the past few days. Yesterday in Palestine, Texas was Adrian Peterson Day. Residents held up banners saying things like: “We’ve […]

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Best Defense is Accepting Consequences: Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

“You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.” – NFL on Adrian Peterson Decision  The purpose of Sports Ethics training is not to make fans feel good. The training is also not to make athletes feel good or their teams or their organizations. Sports Ethics views choices and we view the consequences of those choices — we try our hardest to learn from them. I have no doubt this post will lose me followers. Or it may gain a few. At the outset I also want to say that this post is […]

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Would you hire Ray Rice for Your Football Team?

Ray Rice Leaves Hearing

As I was about to start this blog, another story caught my eye that somehow won’t escape my attention: Amanda Knox, the American woman who Italy wants to bring back to stand re-trial for murder, is now writing articles on the Northwest cultural scene for an online publication. The publication’s position is that Amanda is a really great writer and her notoriety has nothing to do with the fact that she’s writing about the cultural scene. To which I say, that I will estimate that within a 50 mile radius of […]

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When it all rolls downhill: Adrian Peterson Fights Back

Adrian Peterson

As if things could not possibly get worse for alleged child-abuser Adrian Peterson, on October 7, 2014, the Minnesota Star Tribune ran a blockbuster article cataloging Peterson’s life-time screw-up’s going back to 2009. Tony Manfred, a writer with businessinsider.com, wrote the following summary in an online article entitled: “Adrian Peterson Posts 11-Point Response To Bombshell Article About Charity Mismanagement, Sex Life.” Manfred reported: “Peterson’s personal life has come under scrutiny since he was indicted on child-abuse charges in September. The paper reported that Peterson had fathered six children by six […]

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