Currently 3 percent for the general population. This

Currently
there is a lot of problems with how we deal with punishing athletes. Many of
the athletes buy their way out of trouble. Essentially, athletes get nothing
more than a slap on the wrist if they get into legal trouble. The NFL’s average arrest rate for its 3,000 or so players
is 4 percent compared with 3 percent for the general population. This is much lower than the 10 percent rate for the
equivalent population of men ages 20 to 34. The USA Today database states domestic
violence accounts for 85 of the 713 arrests of NFL players since 2000. Student athletes
represent 19% of sexual assault perpetrators and 35% of domestic violence
perpetrators. Conviction rate of athletes is just 38%. Compared to 80%. The
reason so many athletes get away with their crimes is speculated to be from the
money they make, providing a way to buy the problem away. Also their employers
have millions that they can make out of them still so they also buy the problem
away. Another reason is that the general population looks up to them so if
there are accusations against them no one really believes them because people
think there is possibility of that happening. There should be harder
punishments for these athletes and we should have a way to prevent athletes getting
away with their crimes. Many athletes get away with doping themselves to become
a better player which is highly illegal. A few of football players get away
with physical violence and just keep doing it because they can get away with
it. A final thing that athletes get away with is sexual violence especially during
their College/University careers, this is possible from the colleges and
university turning their back on the cases.

 

 

 

          Doping is a hot topic in sports today
because many players want to be the best of the best so they use these drugs to
improve their overall skill, therefore earning them more money which is the end
goal. The majority of the athletes get a small suspension for this crime and
have to prove they aren’t using anymore. The odd case is where they lose their
career. Armstrong built an empire on his success in the cycling world but all
of that got destroyed when the American cyclist admitted to using enhancing
drugs. Armstrong won the Tour de France seven straight times starting in 1999
and ending in 2005 and he also took home a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer
Olympics. Armstrong had been subjected to countless accusations about doping
but he strongly denied any use of the enhancing drugs during his career. After
years of denials, the cyclist admitted in a now-infamous interview in January
2013 that he had used enhancing drugs. Armstrong lost $75 million in endorsements
following the interview. He never served any time for using drugs to cheat his way
to the top. This was not a hard enough enough punishment for this case because
he had made so much money from winning these races and then only lost
endorsements. He should have served some time because he took all this money
without and remorse for the fact he cheated for that money.

 

          Physical violence is another crime
many professional athletes get away with. They either end up buy it away or
their employers need them to make money for them still so they use everything
in their power to get rid of the problem, from bribing to getting the best
lawyers for the athlete. An example of this is when Ray Rice was

 

caught
beating his wife in an elevator. Rice was caught by a security camera dragging
his unconscious fiancee out of the elevator in an Atlantic City Casino after
the supposed incident. The incident became a massive debate after celebrity
news website TMZ released a video of the horrifying encounter. He was fined
$250 000 and was suspended for 2 games but ultimately fired from the Baltimore
ravens for his action. Now he is eligible to be signed to any team in the NFL
as a free agent. The NFL should’ve fined him a bigger amount of money for
abusing his fiancee. The NFL should have also made it impossible for him to
play in the NFL again. Also the fact he did go to prison or even jail for this
is astonishing because if it were any other person they would be charged by the
state and not just the NFL and defiantly go to at least jail for assaulting
someone and knocking them unconscious.

 

            Sexual assault is very common among men
because they sometime can’t control themselves and end up over powering the
women. Sexual violence is very common in postsecondary schools because the
schools use a blind eye to find the people behind them. They do this because
they want the image of the school to be as perfect as possible so they don’t
investigate that often into these types of crimes. They also make the victim
feel like they are the one that did the wrong doing by saying they probably
gave hits to the attacker that they wanted it. One student that got away with
sexual violence accusations against him is Jameis Winston by former Florida
State student Erica Kinsman accused Winston of sexually assaulting her at his
apartment in December 2012. He was never charged with a crime by police in Florida
and the state’s

 

office
there declined to pursue a criminal case against him. Since there was no
investigation against Winston there was no punishment for him. The state should’ve
investigated at least a little bit into the complaint against Winston because
if he did it then he got of easier than anyone else in this issue.