Whether professional athletes realize it or not, they have to understand that they are role models for countless children all across the country.
They are supposed to be the ones that set an example, the ones that our kids can look up to and aspire to be.
What do we do when someone that we put so much trust in violates that trust?
The NFL has definitely lost a great deal of credibility when it comes to the trust of the American people. You have people blatantly disrespecting the national anthem with this kneeling nonsense. My question to that was that if you were so upset and the problem you say you were protesting about was such a big deal why was it two seasons ago that this kneeling crap started?
Anyway, the point is that people that wave a flag for a cause often find themselves at odds with what they are saying internally because eventually they are found out to be hypocrites that commit the same acts of violence they falsely accuse so many other people of.
Just take a look at how many NFL players have been arrested for assault or cases of domestic violence in the past few years and you will see this quite clearly.
The Kansas City Chiefs star running back, Kareem Hunt, who led the league in rushing last season, and had seven touchdowns in 11 games, has been fired.
According to the New York Post, Kansas City announced Friday it had released the star running backhours after a video that showed him pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel was published by TMZ.com.
The Chiefs, in a statement, acknowledged they were made aware of an incident involving Hunt, which occurred in February, but he lied to them during their talks with him.
“At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue,” the statement read. “As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”
NFL players ruined the sport for tens of thousands of fans when they made the decision to follow the now-unemployed NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick and kneel during the pre-game honoring of our flag.