Come To Think of It: Sports Figures Live in a New World of Scrutiny

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Published: April 14, 2009

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... phones, and other devices that would make Dick Tracy blush, it is almost impossible for a star athlete to escape the ever-watchful eye of the public.

It is with this in mind that I offer the following advice, free of charge, to any sports figure living in today's digital world: exercise good judgement, or be ready to face the consequences.

I understand that a lot of the so-called star athletes are young and immature and have loads of disposable income. Except for that last part, this also describes many of us when we were that age as well.

The difference is that today's sports figures live in a fish bowl, or something that may best be described as a shark tank. The goal is to avoid being the next one to be eaten alive.

Take the new Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, for instance. This town is so giddy over the arrival of a real, honest-to-goodness quarterback, that he could probably run for Mayor and win handily.

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