Giant NFL players admitting they feel threatened by crime? This hardly fits their tough, macho image. Yet, crimes against professional athletes don’t engender much sympathy or news coverage. Recent media stories--from the New York Times to the Chicago Tribune--have run extremely negative stories on professional athletes owning guns. The Tribune described players owning guns as a “problem [that] persists.” Ironically, within days of the December New York Times piece, it was revealed that the New York Times lets its reporters carry guns in Iraq.
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