You know how it is with celebrities, those overpaid, elitist scofflaws plaguing our society with their arrogance. Take for example our American professional football players. Violent men who can’t contain their violence and are a danger off the field.
Let’s see. 2% of the general population is arrested for DUI. .7% of NFL players are.
Well, that is probably an aberration, right? Arrest rates as a whole for the general population is one person in 22. For NFL players, it is one in 45.
Hmmm… have we built a myth based on over-exuberant coverage of this group when some individuals actually do have problems? Maybe. I’ve also read that priests have almost exactly the same rate of pedophilia as the general population.
On that last one, though, I’ve got to admit that I expect better. But, I’m not really sure why I should.