I'm sick of reading articles in papers or online. Journalists are all trying to find a way to spend their time and get paid.
This article is just stupid, plain and simple. To focus strictly on male athletes due to highly publicized incidences (and, mind you, some of which are strictly ACCUSATIONS) is just irresponsible. It fires me up to no end. Thank goodness a good number of readers recognize that.
She uses Roethlisberger as an example. Well, he was partying it up just like his so-called victim was. He was drunk and acting like a drunk. So was she. On top of that, SHE WAS UNDERAGE but certainly old enough to make right-and-wrong decisions and shouldn't have been in any bar to begin with. And Lawrence Taylor? The prostitute was also UNDERAGE, but certainly old enough to make right-and-wrong decisions. Hmmmm....maybe male athletes should be afraid of THESE WOMEN! As far as Huguely, the problem isn't that he was an athlete but he clearly has psychological issues as evidenced by his past record.
That being said, to refute the article and point out one of it's many flaws, sure, athletes get in trouble. But, let's focus back on the thousands of rapists, murderers, thieves, assaulters, etc. that live next door to us and don't have million-dollar salaries. THEY'RE the ones SOCIETY should be afraid of.
This writer is just using the media attention of these athletes to gain attention to her article. Stupid. She should be sued for inadvertently slandering the thousands of GOOD MALE ATHLETES that work hard every day and treat people with respect.