Drunken Role Models: Rescuing Our Sporting Exemplars

  title={Drunken Role Models: Rescuing Our Sporting Exemplars},
  author={Carwyn Jones},
  journal={Sport, Ethics and Philosophy},
  pages={414 - 432}
  • Carwyn Jones
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Education
  • Sport, Ethics and Philosophy
It is often claimed that elite professional athletes are role models and as such have certain duties to behave in morally appropriate ways. The argument is that given their influential status and influence, they should be good examples rather than bad ones. In relation to alcohol consumption and the problematic behaviours associated with excessive consumption, many professional athletes are bad role models. They consume too much and behave badly. Drawing on neo-Aristotelian insights I argue the… 

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