Sports ethics are questioned after recent controversy - – Rockford’s News Leader

Sports ethics are questioned after recent controversy


The Lance Armstrong controversy and now a Notre Dame football player, test the responsibilities of an athlete.

 One main ethic to follow, honesty while competing.  Lance Armstrong admits to Oprah Winfrey to doping, and Manti Te'o claims he was unaware that his online girlfriend who passed away, never existed. Te'o says he's the victim of a cruel hoax.  When famous athletes, like Te'o face accusations of cheating or lying, ethics in sports becomes important. 

Rockford College Philosophy Assistant Professor, Shawn Klein says this is not a time for Te'o to be gullible.

 "If he was involved and used this to play up sympathies for the Heisman vote or for just national attention, that's going to question his character and his wisdom in choice making, his judgment.  Lance Armstrong, I think we know where he stands before the Oprah interview tonight."

 All of Armstrong's titles were taken after a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report last October.

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