Most adults that played football, little league, high school, and anywhere in between, can remember kneeling before a game to say the Lord's Prayer - Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
What happens after the game is over? If players want to discuss their personal life, that should be their choice -not for the media to determine.
Players don't need our personal opinion on their private lives. We should always hope that one can change for the positive. The media blames coach Urban Meyer for Aaron Hernandez recent actions. It's not for us to judge coach Meyer, Hernanadez, or his parents.
This nation takes every opportunty to promote troubled NFL players; Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Little, Dexter Manley, and Plaxico Burress. Some are even given their on reality show (Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens). The media puts it's own spin on Johnny Manziel with Texas A&M and Ohio State Buckeyes' Carlos Hyde, Tim Gardner, Bradley Roby, and Marcus Baugh.
Where was the reality show for Tim Tebow or "The Minister of Defense", Reggie White? Too boring for the media, too religious for most, in lieu of not offending anyone, we make fun instead.
The New York Jets put Tim Tebow on the sidelines while taking advantage of the "Tebowing" circus that surrounded him. Isn't it something how a message (John 3:16) on some eye black can offend so many? The New England Patriots will take advantage of his talents, not the tabloids.
Here's something to promote- the life of Arizona Cardinal Darnell Dockett. At age 13, he found his mother murdered and months later his father dies of cancer. Coping with uncontrollable tragedies isn't as interesting as self inflicted trouble.
Everyone loves a good drama! Who did what to whom, got arrested, in a fight, who's dog died, who's getting a divorce, got fired, "Allegedly" shot somebody, stole something, domestic violence and it all gets overturned in court because someone forgot to read those Miranda Rights!
Sad but true, our country loves to build people up, then tear them down. Bad behavior makes big headlines. Headlines lead to more media, magazines and money. At the end of the game, it's the trouble maker who gets the Reality Show, not Do-Good-Danny.
P.S. I've been a Bad Girl!!!