Blogs > City Editor's Blog

By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Unfit for honors

The Associated Press today announced tennis player Serena Williams has been voted the news cooperative's Female Athlete of the Year.

This just four days after Professional Golf Association members voted Tiger Woods the PGA's Player of the Year and five days after the AP picked Woods as the Athlete of the Decade.

Does character count for nothing anymore?

I realize Williams and Woods both excel in their sports, but Williams' tirade at the U.S. Open - in which she threatened to kill a female line judge - and Woods' well-documented (and admitted) sexual encounters with numerous women other than his wife should have disqualified both.

Part of being an outstanding professional athlete is being a positive role model. And in that area, both Williams and Woods have failed miserably.



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home