Athletes In The Headlines


I am seeing a lot of athletes in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Granted these folks are human and make mistakes but some of their actions are puzzling and sad. The fans I am sad for are kids who look up to athletes as their heroes.

Pro athletes are people like any of us, however they are still held to a higher standard because of their role in society. These folks are role models, whether they want to assume that title or not. I have had athletes I have looked up to when I was a boy but now I see something different.

Athletes are humans and we should give them some grace but they need to be responsible and mature people too. Friends each of us has a responsibility to be a role model for those in our lives who need someone in their lives for guidance and inspiration.


The 2012 Olympics – Today in London the games of the XXX Olympiad will officially open although competition has already started with the US women beating France in football. Nations around the world will send their best and brightest athletes to compete for the gold. Thousands in attendance with millions around the globe will see the ceremonies that open these games. It’s an exciting day for the people of Great Britain as years of preparation come down to this.