Why Professional Athletes Are Bad Role Models?

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Too many professional athletes are acting like ignorant fools. Professional athletes are setting a terrible example for today’s youth. They have cocky attitudes and have no respect for others. They go out and participate in things they shouldn’t do. Now, not all professional athletes are bad role models, Mike Trout, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, John Wall, Cristiano Ronaldo, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Roger Federer and many more have benefited people by being amazing role models. They have donated extensive amounts of time and money to give back to society and communities. On the other hand though, plenty of bad role models can be named, Michael Vick, Mike Tyson, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Ray Rice, who all have tarnished reputations. Among the bad role models is Johnny Manziel, although…show more content…
It is technically the parents job to teach their kids what is right and wrong. It’s their job to keep them on the right path in life. Athletes are good for setting an example to the kids. Kids should look to their parents as role models, but the problem is that some children may have absent parents in their lives. This is why they look up to athletes, because they are all they have to look to (Steinberg). They look to them for guidance and want to follow in their footsteps. This is why athletes can be so beneficial to society, because they can be good examples to the younger generation. Many athletes may say that it is not their job to role models. It may not be their job; however, it is their responsibility to be a good role model. Kids these days look up to athletes because they have accomplished a goal that seems almost impossible to them. They inspire children to chase their dreams and to work hard for what they want in life. “As long as there is a dream, there is a dreamer”
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