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Aris: A Baseball Career Camouflages Abusive Behavior

Ex-Major League John Wettleland gets arrested for having sex with a minor and all I’m reading about is his on field heroics. Every media story that I read glorified his on-the-field highlights.

Let’s report the story the way it should be reported.

He had 150 saves for the Texas Rangers and was inducted into their Hall of Fame.

By the way, Wettleland had sex with a minor.

He succeeded as a reliever with the Montreal Expos.

By the way, Wettleland had sex with a minor.

He was the M.V.P. of the 1996 World Series pitching for the N.Y. Yankees.

By the way, Wettleland had sex with a minor.

He was an All-Star in 1998 and 1999.

By the way, Wettleland had sex with a minor.

He went on to coach for the Washington Nationals and the Seattle Mariners.

By the way, Wettleland had sex with a minor.

Most of the media outlets glorified this man for what he did with a baseball instead of what he may have horribly done to small boy.

If saving games and winning a championship are accomplishments that should remind us of the 53 year old man, who had sex with a minor, then I am scared of this celebrity-obsessed world that we live in.

Wettleland considered himself a born-again Christian, who taught at a Liberty Christian School in Texas. He fits right in with the locked up cons, who also claim their born-again status.

To those media outlets that found it important for the public to know of what Wettleland did with a baseball, instead of stressing on what the horrible crime this is, shame on you!


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