Yes: Out him. It's news.
No: There's a line between public and private life.
Also, there are plenty of things that have no bearing on your ability to perform your job, and you're not protected from discrimination based upon. These things are fair game, and potentially more damaging.
Idk...I don't think it should be out there, it has absolutely no bearing on football matters, which is the problem these days with the media (especially the mainstream media and Jets beat writers)...it's like TMZ of sports, educated fans don't want to listen to their babble anymore...it's a disgrace
Yes, he should be ridiculed for not knowing his kids names. And in being a poster boy for being a non-involved father. There is no more irresponsible behavior that a man can do that is legal.
If you expose a socially frowned upon although legal act, what is the reason for doing so. What do you mean "fair game" it is not fair or morally justifiable.
Polygamy is Illegal, Being a homosexual is not, I am having trouble understanding the analogy you make. Homosexuality is special because a lot of people still refuse to accept what consenting adults do legally is of no concern of theirs.
And just because you cant find someone legally responsible for inciting an illegal act you can still find them morally culpable.
What would be out of line would be following him to a park and photographing him with his "family" for no other reason other than some sort of weird spectacle tabloid interest because he has so many kids.
But give the NYDN time. They'll get to it eventually.
It is only correct since the NYDN, like the Post, should continue to focus on tabloid topics like this one. Also, they should tell us who is dating who, who has gained weight, and have periodic issues showing who looks best in bikinis and how Katie Holmes fits into the picture.
Leave serious news to serious publications, and continue to write crap. In that way, yes, it's appropriate.
No, but it would be okay for the NY Times because they are a well respected liberal news organization. and it would be okay to out a patriot that was gay.
BTW just like anything else, it's not usually the basic facts that people are prejudice about, but the way people tend to act. In other words, no one cares if your gay, but if you're going to be flamboyant, obnoxious, and overly dramatic, then I have a right to be uncomfortable around you.
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Seeing him taking part in his children's lives would serve as a model for other
young males that believe that it is ok to breed like an alley cat and not be their for his children when they need a dad and not somebody 3000 miles away that cuts checks so he does not go to jail.
I just hope the judge is putting enough of his salary in escrow trust so that these 11 kids can have a shot at college when he is retired in 7 years.
The real question is, on a night where three police officers were shot, why are we wasting our time with this stupidity on the front page?
The added pressure of being the "first" gay athlete is also somewhat overwhelming. I think everyone on the board can agree that there are gay athletes in major sports, not a single current team athlete (or any active athlete any any time) has been out of the closet. If they do make a mistake and get caught by a newspaper. Well, I'd say it's pretty likely that the newspaper is ending their career in short order.
I don't really understand this comparison at all. I don't think anyone was talking about gay marriage here. If there are pictures with a NFL player making out with another guy, that's comparison with a guy making out with a lady at a bar.There are a lot of things players don't want known that the media would love to dig up. Why is sexual orientation special. Furthermore why is homosexuality specifically special. Would you make the same argument for polygamist relationships?
Even if they are both married, it's not really a scandal if they are cheating, and I don't think the locker room (or fans) would be particularly outraged. Unless there are a pictures of a 2nd wedding with another woman how does that compare.
1. While we don't know the whole story of Cromartie on Hard Knocks. He was on camera answering the question. The original point was about "getting caught", this Cromartie actually announcing his children's names on camera. Similarly, if a gay person did this, then he would expect to get some scrutiny.This has no bearing on my opinion whatsoever. I tend to agree with you, that it's a crappy thing to have happen. I just don't believe it's any different than - say reporting an affair an player may be having. Or revealing a pregnancy before it's intended anyone know. Why should cromartie be subjected to questions about all his kids, and ridiculed because he had a lapse whilst rattling off their names, but if your a homosexual any media attention is immoral and wrong?
2. Not supporting 12 kids (13?) from 11 mothers (12?) does deserve ridicule in society. But, it doesn't have a negative affect on his career (though he will be bankrupt after his career is over). At the time it was ridiculed because the guy didn't remember the name of his children.
Simply put, Cromartie isn't the first NFL player to have multiple kids out of wedlock - that was a choice he made. A gay football player would be the first of his kind, and that would pushed upon him by a newspaper.
A newspaper does what it does. Again, as far as I know, a reputable newspaper has never outed an athlete, I'm guessing that because gay athletes know they have to be very careful about the damages.