A Negative Effect Of Fame And Success Is The Involvement With Crime

796 Words Dec 27th, 2014 4 Pages
Another negative effect from fame and success is the involvement with crime. Not only are serious crimes a massive problem in the world, but one especially hears a lot about professional athlete committing crimes. Professional athletes are idolized more than people realize. Professional athletes are influential leaders that need to be disciplined by following codes of morals and ethics. If they do not follow the standards, than other people who want to be like them are looking up to someone who is making poor choices. If “many people get inspired by athletes,” than they should be expected to follow rules just like average people. When an average person commits a crime, they have specific consequences that they need to follow. It should be the same for professional athletes. They should not be able to get away with a crime and not have the same consequences as an average citizen. “Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth” killed a person while drinking and driving and received a DUI. He “faced 15 years in prison” and “once his release from jail, Stallworth must serve two years of house arrest and spend eight years on probation.” Instead of being given the standard consequences, he was let off and was only sentenced 30 days in jail. On the other hand, “NFL star quarterback Michael Vick” was arrested for dog fighting and sentenced to “23 months in prison.” Both of these crimes are horrific; however, killing a person is worse than dog fighting. Was Donte’ Stallworth…

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