Spit, fists and other acts of incivility

Nice lessons our favorite pro athletes are teaching America's kids these days!

Originally Published: November 9, 2010
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

There is something fundamentally weird about it, I admit. Watching replay after replay of Le'Ron McClain spitting in Channing Crowder's face during the Ravens-Dolphins game last weekend is no way to pass an afternoon. And yet it is difficult to turn away from something so obvious, so repugnant and -- do I really have to say this out loud? -- so symbolic of the current state of civility in pro sports.

McClain's special delivery arrived at roughly the same time as NASCAR minister ...

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