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Old 07-17-2002, 12:20 PM   #1
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sports icons and social responsibility

tiger woods and michael jordan have become a sort of elite group unto their own in recent years as they are arguably the highest calibre athletes each of their respective sports has ever seen.
as such a fair amount of responsibility has also been heaped on their young and unexpecting shoulders.

MJ was the spokesman who propelled nike to unimaginable success and some years later the same man who unreasonably faced questions regarding Nike's utilization of slave labor and improper marketing practices.

Tiger is unique in that he is successful to an imperceptible level in a sport commonly seen as a 'rich/white man's game'. Tiger of course just happens to be a member of a 'visible minority'. He has danced around questions of race segregation at Southern US courses in the past and did so again this past week in the UK. the topic of the 'men only members' at both Muirfield, site of the British Open, and Augusta National, site of the Masters, has been hottly discussed recently. once again tiger backed away.

Each are obviously entitled to their own opinions, or lack thereof, and even then the right to express them, or not.

So does anyone think athletes should take greater care in their social responsibilities?
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