Why Should Athletes Be Good Role Models

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Should athletes be good role models? Athletes should be good role models because kids look up to them and admire them, kids might hear that they do drugs and they want to try it, or they will see them commit a crime and they will try it. Athletes should be a good role model because some kids admire athletes. As an example, I know when I was about 10 years old, my role model was Ray Rice (Ex-running back of the Baltimore Ravens). He was a great NFL player. But one day when I got home from school, my dad said "Did you know Ray Rice domestically abused his wife" I now don’t like him that much anymore. Kids ranked famous athletes among the most admired people in their lives (73%), second only to their parents (92%). 22% of athletes were reported
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