Archive: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010
If you're a winning athlete or coach, it makes sense that the public would forgive you even if you're a horrible person. Many people think Bobby Knight is one of the best basketball coaches in collegiate history -- even though he has choked and hit players.
By Garrison Wynn | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (4)
Michael Vick is very lucky. He is the latest beneficiary of American pop culture's curious penchant for amnesia about the bad behaviors of famous people.
By Patricia McGuire | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
Vick does some public speaking for the Humane Society. He is, at his core, a good person. He has paid the price -- by serving time -- for his crime.
By Jan Scruggs | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
Redemption will not come from the fans who cheer Vick on the field. It will happen quietly in the privacy of his own soul, as it must for each and every one of us.
By Jennifer Tucker | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
There comes a time to let go of the past. Vick served his time and now seems intent on turning things around. I give him the benefit of the doubt.
By Seth Kahan | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
Sometimes it takes a fall from grace to transform into an instrument of leadership.
By Cleve Francis | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)