Posted on: December 7, 2010 3:34 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2010 4:01 pm
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Work Ethic

It's a shame that a man making $100 million dollars gets suspended due to his lack of desire to work for his money. Say what you want about what is happening at Redskin Park, plain and simple it is due to lack of work ethic. If I were paid $100 million dollars by anyone, I can promise you that I would do anything I was asked without question (within reason and the law of course). Why? I would feel that I needed to be accountable for what they felt to pay me.

Now, I'm just a regular Joe Smoe whose athletic prime is way beyond him, but when I was playing sports, I put everything I had into whatever sport I was playing. I have never played for money, it has always been for the love of the game, and even though there were times I had to play a position that I wasn't fond of, I gave it my all because I knew that the rest of my team depended on me. I think many professional athletes today have forgotten what it really is like to have to earn something. Many of these young men have been coddled and pampered for much of their entire lives and then when they make it to the big time, they cannot understand why people are holding them accountable for their actions. 

I've heard people say that Coach Shanahan should be fired for his treatment of Mr. Hanyesworth, but I think it is great in a day and age when even our teenagers and children are not even held accountable for what they do, that Coach Shanahan is standing his ground. Gone are the days of corporal punishment in schools and now everyone is too worried about who they are going to upset due to a remark that has been made. I would like to thank good Ol' Dr. Benjamin Spock for his beloved time outs and reasoning with a child instead of making them understand that their is a hierarchy and that if you break the rules there will be consequences.  Too often in sports a star athlete is allowed to do whatever they want without regard for the law or their accountability. I want to thank you Coach Shanahan for holding your ground to ensure that the greater good of the team is the primary goal and not some lazy millionaire's personal agenda. I give you a standing ovation!!

 
 
 
 
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