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Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace$
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David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737516

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Thoughts on Fame and Infamy

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Fame to Infamy
Author(s):

David C. Ogden

Joel Nathan Rosen

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0001

This chapter discusses how athletes are expected to be a role model to all. It explains that athletes are somehow duty bound to conform to the moral standards set by society by becoming dedicated stewards of the trust and faith fans place in them. When athletes fail to comply with those moral standards, fans and society will take such transgressions seriously and, in some cases, personally.

Keywords:   moral standards, athletes, fans, role model, trust, faith

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