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Our Expectations of Athletes

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Our Expectations of Athletes Richard Sherman's 18 second rant, following his game-winning interception, captivated viewers a week ago Sunday. Some viewers found his honesty refreshing. Others said it was unsportsmanlike, and referred to him as a "thug." Sherman said he regrets his comments, but "thug" is just the new n-word. Now Sherman and his team are about to play the Super Bowl, and the debate continues.

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David Lee Morgan, sports journalist and author
Bill Livingston, sports writer for the Plain Dealer
Jimi Izrael, journalist and associate professor of media studies

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