But What Will We Tell the Kids?

by Cynic

Yesterday, another dark secret of professional athletics came tumbling into view. Curt Schilling outed some 45 Major League ballplayers who have formed a World of Warcraft Guild. Their agents have allegedly conspired to conceal the scandal "for image reasons." Which makes sense. It's tough to see how the squeaky-clean image of contemporary athletes can possibly recover from this latest revelation.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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