Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini has fined an unnamed Browns player $1,701 for stealing a $3 bottle of water out of his hotel room. While I understand that the punishment may not quite fit the crime, I give a standing ovation to this move by Mangini. Whatever happened to the idea that adults or people in leadership should be held to a higher standard than others? Mangini's fine shows that at least his players are going to be held to an equal standard as the community at large. It is about time that professional athletes act like professionals. There has been a cultural spiral downward, where athletes are treated like rock stars and have had irresponsible behavior and, quite frankly, acting liking spoiled punks glorified. What's pathetic is that some are criticizing the move. They s ...
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