Important social issues Essay

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important social issues

Are people who excel in sports more likely to be given a break?
When looking at a topic such as this one. You need to ask yourself the following
questions: Are athletes given special privileges? Do those with more power than the
players affect the outcome of an athlete? Over time, athletes have been helped but there
also has been people that were not helped, chosen to take the fall.

Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are two men that seem to be given every chance in the
world. They repeatedly have been suspended by MLB. And they repeatedly get let back in to
play again. They are two examples of stars being allowed to play after serious offenses.

Shoeless Joe Jackson was supposedly involved in the Black Sox's scandle of 1919. They said
that he took a bribe to throw the series, but he played his heart out in that series. Joe
hit the only home run and batted .375 to lead all players. But he was still black listed
by the Major Leagues and stricken from the record books. Joe wasn't involved in the
throwing of the series, but found guilty mostly to save Mr. Comiskey's good name. Pete
Rose bet on baseball that is known. But he still swears that he never bet on his own team.
When he was caught he was banned from baseball. It was a serious offense but it seems
minor in all that athletes get away with today. He bet on baseball, he should be punished,
but not to allow one of the best baseball players of all-time into the Hall of Fame seems
stupid. These two players are two examples of athletes not getting special treatment.

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