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Athlete as American Hero

Athlete as American Hero

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Commentator Frank Deford says the idea of athlete as American hero is being tarnished by the bad behavior of a number of players. It's not just Dennis Rodman's antics or John Rocker's's criminal behavior like rape and murder which are turning some players into muscle monsters. (3:25)

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