Separating the Player from the Person

 

With the recent deaths of former NFL MVP Steve McNair and Michael Jackson, it got me thinking.  Can you separate their personal life from their professional life, professional life being what most of us are privvy to.

For sports reasons, let's keep it on Steve McNair.

Since he was murdered last weekend, it's come out that it was his girlfriend, his mistress if you will, that committed the crimes.  The fact McNair was openly seeing another woman while still married, and reportedly a few women, does it change your view on him???

The way I see it, we can be disappointed in how his life ended and the curcumstances, but who are we to judge?  We only have/and had the right to view him as a player, occasionally as a philanthropist.  Really, the only ones who can be upset are those who were closest to him, the one's who thought they knew him.  Because we never knew him, we knew the player, and sometimes those lines get blurred.

I'd like to know your thoughts if you learned some disheartening things about your favorite player.

Until next time...

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