Throughout the years in professional sports there always seems to be something bad going on. Whether it be murder trials or the deflate gate the NFL has had a storied history. And its not just in recent years this has been happening. This has been a reoccurring theme in the NFL and all Major sports for that manner.Yet we view these people as super hero's and role models,and let are kids look up to them. Whether that's a good thing or not becomes the question. According to http://www.rootsofaction.com/what-is-a-role-model-five-qualities-that-matter-for-role-models/ role models should have 5 qualities, passion, clear set goals, commitment, Acceptance, and adversity. And in some cases that fits a athlete but is it fair to make him a role model. In my opinion its not very fair to athlete because they are set up to fail if they do anything wrong it get blown up on a national scale. Should we let people influence kids in a good way or a bad way because they can dunk a basketball? According the Charles Barkley Athletes shouldn't be viewed as role models and kids shouldn't look up to them. He thinks that athletes have way to much power and can influence kids the wrong way. And he might not be wrong with athletes like Ray Lewis and Allen Iverson. Kids shouldn't look up to athletes like this and yet they are two of the most popular athletes in recent memory.http://www.newsday.com/opinion/columnists/michael-dobie/athletes-are-not-automatic-role-models-michael-dobie-1.9357371 this was the whole article of the story with more qoutes from barkley. But on the other side of the argument you have athletes like Micheal Jordan or Stephen Curry who are super positive role models and have always had a positive impact on kids. People like this can have a huge impact on a enormous amount of people. And have in the past donating tons of money to charities or even making their own charity. I personally think that athletes should be viewed as role models for the reason of being able to spread a positive image to millions. And even when its not positive it can still become positive by people learning from their mistakes nationally..
Should professional athletes be role models?