What the A-Rod story is teaching us

Originally Published: August 4, 2013
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Alex Rodriguez is a role model, whether we like it or not. A handful of people will follow him -- even off a cliff -- despite whatever warnings we think we should provide about copying his decisions. Part of being a model is setting an example, even if it's an example of what not to do.

In A-Rod's case, the game has decided that perhaps we can make him an example. That might be the best he has to offer in the way of life lessons on which we can grow.

With speculation ...

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