Sports Ethics: Helms, S.
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High School basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on the other team

The heartwarming moment disabled basketball player is given help by opposing player to score a shot - driving the crowd wild. Act of sportsmanship gives Texa...
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This is not my sport of emphasis but this is what sports can do on a broader spectrum for everybody. The player is a manager Mitchel Marcus for his high school basketball team but he has a disability. The last game of the year the head coach told Mitchel to suit up because he was going to play him. But what happened and how it shows what kind of great things can happen when morale’s, ethics and sportsmanship are presented in sports? Watch the video clip

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[PHOTO] Metuchen Students Honored For Sportsmanship - NJ TODAY

[PHOTO] Metuchen Students Honored For Sportsmanship - NJ TODAY | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
NJ TODAY [PHOTO] Metuchen Students Honored For Sportsmanship NJ TODAY METUCHEN — Metuchen High School seniors, Bobbi Spiegel and Aaron Lewis, were among 66 student-athletes from Middlesex County who were honored at the 12th Annual GMC Sportsmanship...
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This is an article about high school student athletes being recognized for sportsmanship. I agree that not just how a person plays their sport to show off their talents not be recognized but also the ones who compete and do it the right way. Play fair, don’t intentionally cause harm to your opponent and help them up. I feel these are the true all-stars because I feel these are the student athletes keeping the game of sports alive.

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Lance Armstrong and the ethics of competition - Canadian Business

Lance Armstrong and the ethics of competition - Canadian Business | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
Corruption, whether in sport or in business, threatens our confidence in heroes and in the game itself. (Does #sport have #ethics?
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I know this article is not about American Football but I wanted to point out the ethics in sports in general. Lance Armstrong was has been accused of taking steroids during his Tour De France events. Which in sports taking a steroid is illegal. He chose to do this and put a lot of money into it so he could cover it up. The competition of being the best is great when you put the work in. But, doing it by using steroids to win and have the win at all cost attitude ends up hurting the person the team or family around them because they chose to cheat.

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Video: This Kid Turned Down A D1 Football Scholarship At Michigan State To Become A Rapper!

Harris, a senior wide receiver, said he freely chose a rap career over football.

Via Reginald Shipman
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This young man’s morals have been blurred to understand what needs to be done to be successful in this world. Here are a couple of reasons. The first it is very hard to get a scholarship but to get a division I scholarship is even harder. He was given an opportunity to establish his future with an education. Just like it being very difficult to get a scholarship it is even harder to get into the NFL.

Even if he decided to try and become a rapper he went about it the wrong way. He is still in high school and the content in the video (talking about smoking. language, etc...) displayed the type of person he is. If his rap career does not take off I think it will make it harder for him to try and get back into football and taken seriously.

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Steelers youth football events focus on safety - Steelers.com

Steelers youth football events focus on safety - Steelers.com | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
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On Friday night the team held their first ever Youth Football Clinic for Moms and Kids at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
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For me being a youth coach I am happy to see the NFL putting more effort into safety. I am not saying it was not safe before but putting the education into the lower levels. I feel this is important so that the youth coaches become educated on why these techniques need to be taught. Which places all coaches on an even playing field which eliminates any discrepancies’ a coach might do and it could cause a penalty. The more educated coaches are it will eliminate some unethical thinking.

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Nebraska Football: Colorado Transfer Alex Lewis Not Worth the Trouble - Bleacher Report

Nebraska Football: Colorado Transfer Alex Lewis Not Worth the Trouble - Bleacher Report | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
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Nebraska Football: Colorado Transfer Alex Lewis Not Worth the Trouble
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers thought they had struck it rich after Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis announced that he would transfer to Lincoln.
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A young man chose to transfer from the University of Colorado to the University of Nebraska to play his college football. The evening after he announced his transfer he was arrested for assault. This is significant because his personal morale’s come into play if these charges are true. To me you are a student athlete that just made an announcement that was presented all over the U.S. and you chose to get yourself into a situation that could hurt your future. Having morale’s is what is going to make a person ethically sound. They will know not to put themselves in situations that could hurt them or their future.

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Cheating our children - Student-athletes allowed to compete despite failing grade - Jamaica Gleaner

Cheating our children - Student-athletes allowed to compete despite failing grade - Jamaica Gleaner | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
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Cheating our children - Student-athletes allowed to compete despite failing grade
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The goal is to win. By any means necessary.
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The winning at all cost attitudes can hurt a young person’s future. Yes they will have satisfaction that they succeeded or almost won the championship but by doing that it hurts their future because they were given thing and did not know how to work for them so when they are in a situation where the skills that they should have been taught will cost them a job or opportunity that they might need or want in life. Which I agree that institution is cheating our youth.

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After long wait, the fight against Penn State football's NCAA penalties hits court - Penn Live

After long wait, the fight against Penn State football's NCAA penalties hits court - Penn Live | Sports Ethics: Helms, S. | Scoop.it
After long wait, the fight against Penn State football's NCAA penalties hits court Penn Live Late Penn State Coach Joe Paterno's son Jay, for example, lamented in a recent interview with CBS Sports.com that Penn State's leaders never pushed back...
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I see how what happened at Penn State can affect ethics positively and negatively. This article explains were some emotions may have affected the rush for some kind of outcome that could hurt anyone associated with the case could not face disciplinary actions. The NCAA was thinking people need to be accountable for what happened but according to the article the NCAA didn’t do their due diligence to make sure that the sanctions placed on Penn State were applied properly by the law. 

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