Is There A Double Standard When It Comes To Cheating?
That brings me to my next point. Why does their seem to be a double standard when it comes to cheating and getting caught? Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez, three of the sports greatest players to ever play the game are in jeopardy of not taking their places among the all time greats. Their reputations are forever tarnished and their accomplishments will always be looked upon with suspicion.
But what about Bill Belichick? Belichick was caught cheating in 2007 when it was revealed that he videotaped the New York Jets defensive signals. Belichick was fined $500,000 and the Patriots were stripped of draft picks as well as fined. What about Belichick's legacy? Despite not winning a Super Bowl since he was caught, Belichick is still regarded as one of the best coaches in NFL history. Not only that, he is a virtual lock to be enshrined in Canton.
Shouldn't Belichick get the same treatment as other cheaters?