Feaster's Role Model Essay

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Football is the most popular sport in the United States. In 2012 the league had an approximate attendance of 67,604 fans at each game.The competition for football players is organized under National Football League which is referred to as the NFL. Basketball is the third most popular sport in the United States. Basketball competitions are organized under National
Basketball Association (NBA). (“Top Popular”) Due to social media, young athletes are seeing more and more of the lives of NFL and NBA players. The good and the bad decisions that NFL and NBA players make have an influence on young athletes. As a result, young athletes need to be mindful of the people who influence them and players should do more to be better influences.
Some negative influences from
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Feaster has been playing football for 5 years and believes that this sport is something he will make a career out of. He was influenced to play this sport by his older brother. Tavien Feaster’s role model is Adrian Pearson and he says that his role model does in fact influences his decisions. Even, if his role model makes poor decisions he says he will still support him. Another young athlete Cedarius Rookard is 17 years old and in his last year of high school. He also, plays on Spartanburg High School varsity football team. He has
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being playing football for 9 years and was influenced by his uncle. His role model is Kam
Chancellor, he says he will still support him even if he makes poor decisions.
Some negative influences from the NBA players is marijuana possession charges and financially irresponsible. Jason Williams was kicked out of school for testing positive for marijuana four times. Mario “Chalmers and fellow rookie Darrell Arthur were thrown out of the
NBA 's rookie transition program after being caught with weed and women in their hotel room in
2008.” (Lee).“60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after retirement.”

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