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Networks continue to provide cover for bad-actor athletes

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New York Post:

So we hop, season to season, sport to sport. And the pandering baloney that TV mass-manufactures just changes names. Tis the TV season to reflect on the greatness and goodness of the likes of Tiger Woods, John Calipari, Jim Boeheim.

And it’s almost always a con job, the we-know-better kind no delinquent 14-year-old would waste on adults because he knows he won’t be believed.

On Jan. 15, the guest panelist on CBS’s Subway-sponsored NFL studio show was Subway TV commercial star and noted Lions lineman Ndamukong (The Stomper) Suh. He was in to do some image repair, given that his on-field Thanksgiving Day kindnesses to the prone body of Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith led to his latest NFL fine, this one with a suspension attached.

Suh, who previously was defiant over matters of excessively violent misconduct on the playing field, seemed as sweet as butter brickle; remorseful, too.

“I want to be an example for kids,” he said.

Everyone on CBS seemed satisfied, content. What a nice young man. Once again, TV had come to the rescue of a misunderstood sports soul.

Ndamukong Suh is among the most generous sports personalities to charities, but he needs to clean up his on-field antics. Plenty more examples of media running interference for bad behavior in pro sports at the link.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/12/networks-continue-to-provide-cover-for-bad-actor-athletes/



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