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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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