Ah, the benefits of being an athlete.
Will someone please tell me why this guy (pictured above) is still offered the privledge of employment with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays?
Oops, let's not forget -- talent supercedes morality in sports....
Read the report here: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2959870
from the AP, the block quote I love:
Earlier this summer, Devil Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg defended his decision to deactivate Dukes rather than release him.
"This will pass, hopefully, with a very positive outcome for him," the owner said at the time. "If it doesn't, our reputation will remain intact as an organization that's trying to help somebody or did what they think they could to help somebody."
Now, if he were batting .200, and didn't have a body of throughbred, would the 'Rays be giving us lip service? Of course not!
If I were the Devil Rays, cut ties with him now!
You have a talented team, and he is NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE!