On April 29th, Jameis Winston was suspended from the FSU Baseball team because he allegedly shoplifted $32.72 worth of groceries from a Publix in Tallahassee, Florida. This is the same Jameis Winston who is the quarterback of the national champion FSU football team. This is the same man who freely admitted that he had consensual sex with another FSU student while two of his friends watched the encounter. Even though there are serious questions about how the investigation of this event was handled by authorities, Winston was found not to have committed a crime. Therefore, no suspension for the Heisman Trophy winner. Why? Because there is no stigma associated with what the Bible clearly calls sexual immorality. Apparently this act was not as significant as the $32.72 worth of missing groceries. Don't misunderstand, his suspension is totally warranted. I am just illustrating how little the ways of God mean to our culture.
Also on April 29th, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was just banned for life from the National Basketball Association as well as being fined 2.5 million dollars because of his atrocious racial comments. This action was taken even though the owner did not commit a crime. I fully support the action taken by the NBA Commissioner. However, the owner was not fined or reprimanded for his sexual sins. He and his estranged wife are still married and he has a very public girlfriend.
Professional sport is littered with men who have had multiple children with multiple women. If you want verification of this sordid mess just go to Google and look it up. There is a well-known and documented list of such men, some of whom are among sport's biggest stars. Again, no fines, no suspensions.
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