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Your role model wants his check

Sports and social justice might no longer go hand in hand, but everyone is still getting paid -- and Jason Whitlock says that's what it's all about.

Updated: August 3, 2006, 11:23 AM ET
By Jason Whitlock | Special to Page 2

I never realized my belief that big-time sports had sacrificed its final scraps of integrity in pursuit of television cash until I had the audacity to suggest it on the most recent episode of "The Sports Reporters."

Judging by Mike Lupica's and Mitch Albom's reactions, you'd have thought I'd just busted into a kindergarten classroom and shouted: "There is no Santa Claus."

My view that professional sports (or televised sports) is nothing more than entertainment -- tools to drive ...

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