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October 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Sports obsession: Players raise awareness through actions, good or bad

Guest columnist Alex Alben makes some valid points but fails to realize that sports players bring a sense of community [“We have an unhealthy obsession with sports,” Opinion, Sept. 26].

Alben states that we need to “engage in a reality check on our priorities.” I don’t think its sports organizations’ job to teach “priorities.” Sports players are going to live the life that they choose. At the end of the day, they still made millions of dollars. And, they are going to get more publicity and scrutiny for their actions than the child molester down the street.

Incidents like these do help raise social awareness. After the Ray Rice incident, it raised awareness for domestic violence and opened communication for those in that position — possibly saving lives.

Lindsay Abila, Bellingham

 

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