Thursday, July 29, 2021

Is Lamar Jackson still worth $40 million?

       Hearing that Baltimore Ravens quarterback has now tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time makes me wonder whether the team should invest that much money in someone whose lack of judgment on protecting himself and his teammates is deficient. Lamar is the most exciting athlete we have locally and I will still watch him to see his athletic talent.  I just will have to recognize he is still young and may not have the maturity he will hopefully gain as he grows a little older.


     I have never been one to hold up athletes or celebrities as role models (OK, maybe with Cal Ripken) and Lamar is another example to reinforce that reality.  Being famous doesn't require maturity in many cases.  Haven't we just lived through 4 years of that fact?

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