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Unformatted text preview: respective run-ins with law enforcement and the legal system. The few bad apples that have gotten into trouble around the various professional leagues in the United States has caused a stereotypical attitude toward other professional athletes and has caused an unfair prejudice toward these teams and sports. Professional basketball has long been labeled as the league of criminals. Over the past five years the number of professional basketball players involved in criminal activities has skyrocketed. The brawl in Detroit years ago, perhaps gave the N.B.A. an unfair rap, however the cases of athletes getting in trouble usually makes front page news. The media portrays these athletes as thugs and gangsters and the rest of society begins to believe the hype. Most athletes never get into trouble, it is just a shame the acts of a few reflect on the whole profession....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course CRT/205 AAAA0RWSC4 taught by Professor Hooper during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10