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SMITH: If this were just another story of an athlete behaving badly, it would already have been forgotten. But in this case the public has been reminded of the double standard for a sports celebrity. After the gun went off, no one called the police, not his teammate who drove him to the hospital, not the New York Giants Canada Goose Outlet organization, not even the hospital where he was treated. Needless to say, the police are now interested in each and every step along that bloody trail. Philadelphia Eagles fan Chuck Miller(ph) is on his way to the game, but he says he could take no delight in seeing his rivals in New York suffer.

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SMITH: Not if the parents in the crowd have anything to say about it. Dawn Sorrenson(ph) from West Port, Connecticut, says she knows that athletes shouldn’t be role models, but how can her kids not look up to the guy who won the Super Bowl.

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