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Comments about Titus Young ignore real problems athletes, society face

Updated: May 16, 2013, 4:57 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

The first piece of instruction they should give students in journalism school, even before the stuff about sourcing and fairness, is this: Don't read the comments under the story. There's not much good that can come of it, fueled as they are by equal parts viciousness and failed humor, with a lone voice of reason always flailing about, momentarily trying to swim against the current before being pulled under, never to be seen again.

That's about the extent of every online discussion, especially ...

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