Long ago, it was made clear that professional athletes shouldn't be, universally speaking, hailed as role models for kids. It should be a matter of picking and choosing.
A young man who plays safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars, fresh off last night's playoff defeat, had some ungenerous words for Patriots future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady.
Part of sports is sportsmanship, which seems to be lacking here. The Jags and their head coach, Jack Del Rio, had a great game, a great season and it is clear they have a bright future. When it comes to class, maybe that should be a period of instruction for their rookies.
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