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Sweetness And Light
Wed December 11, 2013
Should Character Count In Sports Awards?
Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 10:10 am
The Grammy nominations are in, and the talk now is of what actors will be chosen for the Academy Awards, but not once have I heard anyone suggest that any of the singers or actors may not be nominated because of some character deficiency.
Likewise, when it comes to awards in theater or television or dance or literature, I don't ever recall any candidate losing out because of a personal flaw.
Only sports applies that peripheral off-the-field standard. Most recently, of course, this has come up with respect to Jameis Winston, the star quarterback of the top-ranked Florida State team.
Click on the audio link above to hear Deford's take on this issue.