Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jags rookie safety does some trash talking

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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