By Josh Kramer
I love sports just like millions of other people across the globe. Sports are something that I confide in. Something that is always there no matter the time of year or the time of day. There is always some sort of sport going on. Sports are a universal langauge that everyone has an opinion on. I have always been a person who believes in the purity of sport. A person who believed that sports were about competition, sportsmanship, and fair play. And sure sports do embody these wonderful attributes. But sadly, especially over the past couple of months, I have realized just how much sports are first and foremost about money, and riddled with scandal.
Now I am not a naive person. I realize scandal has been going on since the beginning of time and sports have never been above it. But lately, scandal has smacked the sporting world in the face. People thought the Tressel bonanza at Ohio State was big news. But in the grand scheme of things, college kids selling their memorabilia and getting some free tattoos and cash was not a big deal. Then little Nevin Shapiro shook up the U. And these horrific acts seemed to be the end of the world. It wasn’t. A couple of weeks ago, Happy Valley became an “Unhappy” place. Jerry Sandusky ruined the name of one of the most prominent figures in sports and brought down a very prestigious academic institution. Sadly though, the Sandusky case, though horrible, may just be the tip of the iceberg.
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