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Zach Leibowitz
Sideline Reporter

Zach Leibowitz

A former sideline reporter for ESPN

Risky Business

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The larger issue is that these are wealthy, young adult men with a lot going for them. There will always be people who are jealous; people who will try to befriend these athletes; people who will try to take advantage of them.

I'm not really sure what the NFL can do to prevent these incidents other than continuing to educate and hammer home the importance of self-awareness and good decision making. Even then, trouble has a way of surfacing if it's that determined.

And it's not just an issue with the NFL. The NBA's Eddy Curry and Antoine Walker were robbed at gunpoint in separate Chicago incidents. Those along with Sean Taylor were home invasions -- curfews could not have stopped them.

But education and awareness can lower the potential risk and help and athletes make smarter choices -- like deciding not to hit the club scene at 2 a.m.

By Zach Leibowitz  |  September 3, 2008; 1:03 PM ET  | Category:  Crime , Emil Steiner , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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