The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

68 per­cent of Americans say pro­fes­sional ath­letes have a lower level of per­sonal moral­ity than politi­cians or celebri­ties.

66 per­cent of Americans say play­ers and ath­letes should be held re­spon­si­ble for en­forc­ing moral stan­dards in US. pro­fes­sional sports.

65 per­cent say team own­ers are re­spon­si­ble for en­forc­ing the stan­dards; 56 per­cent cite team coaches.

55 per­cent say pro­fes­sional ath­letes should be held to higher le­gal stan­dards than av­er­age peo­ple

32 per­cent say the ath­letes are “set­ting a good ex­am­ple for chil­dren”.

24 per­cent say sports fans should set moral­ity stan­dard for the ath­letes.

17 per­cent say they don’t care what hap­pens offfield “as long as my team wins.”

Source: A Har­ris Poll of 2,016 U.S. adults con­ducted Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and re­leased Wed­nes­day.

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