21 - KIN350 Overprotected/Unfairly Maligned Athletes Media...

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KIN350 Overprotected/Unfairly Maligned Athletes Media Effects cover-ups, power-plays, celebrity & role model expectations, bad is news vs. good (not news) when you begin to have stories about athletes --> association with race --> how ppl are interpreted Sport in context violence early pregnancy drugs domestic violence racism latch-key children Academic issues in college sport athletes graduate at a higher rate than non-athletes white athletes graduate at a higher rate than african-american athletes Drugs and alcohol in sport media reports stories of athletes with drug problems every 2 wks 6% of amer. pop (17% of males b/w 18-25) use illicit drugs each month athletes (probably) use at a much lower rate alcohol abuse among athletes & coaches (seems to be) lower than among the pop Athletes and Violence 13/65 (20%) cases of assaults on women were by athletes 1400 men killed significant others during the year --> 1 athlete charged in 5 years: 3M women battered & 1M raped --> 70-100 athletes and coaches
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