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Alex Rios Needs to Think Before He Acts

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

One of the big questions when it comes to professional athletes in modern day society is whether or not they should be role models.

In fact, I wrote a huge piece on it for school. In that piece, I gave the athletes the benefit of the doubt and basically said that these men and women are not superhuman and they are going to make mistakes, whether it be Michael Phelps getting caught smoking marijuana or Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jiri Tlusty posting naked pictures of himself on the Internet.

But as an athlete, there are certain things that just come with the territory, like signing an autograph or getting a picture taken with a fan.

Athletes need to realize that they are the heroes of children around the glo...

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