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Artest admits infidelity; crickets sing

Posted on: December 16, 2009 12:22 am
Edited on: December 16, 2009 7:19 am
 
CHICAGO -- Ron Artest threw his support behind Tiger Woods Tuesday, while at the same time admitting his own infidelity in a blog post.

Crickets sang. CNN looked the other way. Nancy Grace said, "Who's Ron Artest?" The New York Post was busy finding more of Tiger's alleged mistresses.

"You made a mistake and you admitted your infidelity," Artest wrote. "I have made the same mistakes."

The Lakers star admitted fathering a child out of wedlock, after already having two children with his girlfriend, who is now his wife.

I understand that comparing Artest to Tiger is like ... well, what? Why is one professional athlete held to one standard while another is held to no standard? Because that's life. But that doesn't mean I can't find it interesting.

On one hand. Tiger has enough problems without one of the most notorious athletes of modern times coming to his defense. You know, with friends like that ... But as usual, this odd character that is the new Artest -- the Lakers' Artest -- has made us think. I don't think he intended to do it. I think he was just being honest and speaking his mind. But it's worth noting that a basketball player admitted adulterous affairs on his web site -- and did so much more honestly than Woods did in his first statement on the topic -- and it barely registered on the morality police's collective scanner.

I guess for once, the morality police aren't on the NBA beat.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 12:01 pm
 

Artest admits infidelity; crickets sing

>>I guess for once, the morality police aren't on the NBA beat.

This comment would make sense only if anyone ever thought Ron Artest had any morals in the first place.

If Ron Artest had not been Ron Artest, but someone with a squeaky clean image who preached family values, then the "morality police" as you term them, would have been all over it.  But no one is surprised about Artest.  He was never a role model, except to those who think hitting innocent people because someone in their general vicinity may have thrown a bottle of water at you, is acceptable behavior.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2009 9:41 am
 

Artest admits infidelity; crickets sing

If you actually think about it.. most people live a scripted lie, but ofcourse not in a grand sense as tiger woods.     
When most people walk into an interview, they try to present an image that is different from what you truely are. Different image to clients than to long-time friends. Its a fact of life, for everyone.

People like Ron Artest are the only ones that actually do their best not to live a scripted lie and we ridicule him anyways.




Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2009 2:56 am
 

Artest admits infidelity; crickets sing

Does Artest live a scripted lie? Seems like an absurd comparison.


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