Study sheds light on why athletes behave badly

Updated: September 27, 2005, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Sharon Stoll knows why the sports page often reads like a police blotter -- filled with news of illegal drugs, rapes, beatings and other crimes committed by athletes.

Stoll, a professor at the University of Idaho, has spent her career studying the values and morals of elite athletes, and concluded that a great many jocks are deficient in moral reasoning, which governs honesty, fairness and responsibility.

"In sport we have moved away from ...

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