“Athletes should be role models.”
We shouldn't expect anything out of our sports stars other than unbelievable athleticism and a grammatically butchered Twitter feed. Slurping AAU coaches and awe-struck peers raised these guys. Then, their careers are spent in a weight room or in front of a roaring crowd. That's not exactly a recipe for a becoming a well-adjusted human being.
If you have kids, you should encourage them NOT to act like professional athletes. If they do, you'll have a pain killer addicted 13-year-old that spends most of their day Instagraming watches they own and fighting foreclosure on a yacht. We're not sure how many Michael Vicks, Lance Armstrongs, or A-Rods it's going to take to end this argument, but it's long over due.