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Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock wrote a article about how Jay Z is one of the reasons why Aaron Hernandez is being charged with murder. According to the columnist he believes that Jay-Z is the new Joe D of this generation and that his glorification of drug dealing has allowed him to gain money, power, and respect.
Jason believes that society now admires people like Al Capone versus Babe Ruth and has turned athletes like Hernandez to violent lifestyles. He also states that now many athletes such as Kevin Durant are attracted to Jay-Z’s sports agency because of his flamboyant ways and even his stamp of approval from President Obama. Check out some of the quotes from the article below.
Aaron Hernandez is a reflection of where we are as a society. Like Allen Iverson and an endless plethora of fatherless and directionless modern athletes since the end of Michael Jordan’s reign, Hernandez saw his athletic gifts as a platform to represent where he was from, not where he hoped to go.
He repped the 860. He kept it real. He stayed true to his boyz from the ‘hood. He mimicked the mindset of the pop-culture icons we celebrate today.
Proving we learn nothing from our history, drug prohibition has legitimized the drug dealer the same way alcohol prohibition legitimized bootleggers (Joseph Kennedy). You let corrupt people make enough money and eventually they’ll use their wealth, power and influence to bait others into participating in and rationalizing their corrupt actions.
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