But What Will We Tell the Kids?

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
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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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/07/but-what-will-we-tell-the-kids/60283/