Ath-le-brities All Over

Posted: 14th November 2009 by J. Andrew Lockwood in NFL
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AthÀleÀbrity û (1) one that plays collegiate or professional sports while capitalizing on the mediaÆs coverage of the team and his/her performance for personal benefit (2) Chad Ochocinco (3) Terrell Owens

We might as well define the term that seems to pervade our sports world these days. From the FalconÆs tight end Tony Gonzalez posing nude with his wife in a PETA ad, to the BengalÆs Ochocinco promising a shipment of mustard to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers because they canÆt "ketchup" to the Bengals in the standings, the gimmicks of professional athletes are officially a bit over the top.

It wasnÆt that long ago when we thought a Terrell Owens touchdown celebration was a bit much. Now, it seems more and more athletes are using the media outlets, and opportunitie ...

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