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Big egos and small legends

Updated: September 30, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
By Mark Young

I've always thought that expecting professional athletes to be society's role models is asking too much. But I don't think it's too much to ask professional soccer players to honor their job description: Give maxim effort, put the team first and leave dirty laundry on the locker room floor. Silly me.

Take a bow, Rafael Marquez, Frank Lampard and Carlos Tevez. It seems from their recent actions that this trio of talented veteran internationals follows only the ancient code of ...

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