Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who said chivalry was dead?


OK, maybe it is to Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who is accused of assaulting a woman at a nightclub, his fourth such accusation in five years.

This time, his move was to spit in a woman's face after telling her he was going to kill her boyfriend.

I'm not a therapist, but I'm sensing anger issues from Johnson, especially since a court date for an earlier incident in which Johnson shoved a woman in the face is still pending.

In taking a look at these sorts of actions on a larger scale, I can't help but wonder: What's wrong with these guys? I'm not just talking about the NFL. Between Johnson, Adam Jones (the Pac Man guy, not the Orioles outfielder), Joba Chamberlain, or whoever else makes headlines on a given weekend night, this is a problem that seems rampant.

At what point do they think they're above the law? How much money do they need to earn before they feel invincible? How much fame does it take before you place yourself above us mere mortals?

They may be better athletes, but so many of them are far from being better human beings.

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