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Wendy Johnson PhD

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Michael Vick, Marion Jones, Gilbert Arenas, Plaxico Burress, Lebron James, Braylon Edwards, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods have made headlines in recent years, both good and bad. Many of our youth idealize these athletes, as several youth aspire to follow in their athletic footsteps. What kind of impact is their behavior having on our youth of the future? Have they received a slap on the wrist or merely fined for their inappropriate behavior? Let’s Talk!