The Antonio Brown debacle

Whenever I talk about sports, my wife's eyes glaze over.  Chuckling, I ask her to indulge me for just a few moments, explaining that my story is not about sports.  It is really about life. I told her that Antonio Brown is probably the best receiver in pro football.  Due to his personal demons, Brown has squandered millions of dollars and has been released from various teams.  Among other offenses, Brown endangered the life of a small child during a furniture-throwing fit and was accused of rape by two separate women.  At the moment, Brown is not playing for any team.  The future of his pro football career is up in the air. Sports media are consumed with Brown and his crazy self-destructive behavior. I find myself feeling sorry for the extraordinarily gifted, troubled young man. To a Christian, this Scripture passage comes to mind: "For what does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?" (Mark 8:36)....(Read Full Post)
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