First Person: The Ultimate Sport

The recent firing of Rutgers' basketball coach Mike Rice for insulting and assaulting players is yet another black mark against the insular culture of hyper-competitiveness in American sports. The arrest of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky and fall from grace of the beloved Joe Paterno are two more. Meanwhile, retired NFL players accuse the league of lying to players about the health risks of repeat head injuries.

Posted on May 4, 2013 and filed under Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.