Rising O's wrote:I've seen this same sort of love being given to other sports players. Ignore the ugly and praise the rest.
I could just as easily reverse your point:
"I've seen this same sort of hate being given to other sports players. Ignore the good and criticize the rest."
Yes, he cheated and lied.
Humans are complicated creatures filled with contradictions and flaws. Sometimes they do good and sometimes they do bad. I've never met an interesting person who hadn't made significant mistakes in their lives. Redemption is among the most universal human experiences.
I've always liked Brian Roberts, and enjoyed watching him play for the Baltimore Orioles. I've always seen him as a good and decent person. And I came to that conclusion knowing full well that he also cheated and lied over the course of his career.
I hope no one out there chooses to define me by the most notable mistakes I've made in my life.