Think back to recess time in the schoolyard. A jubilant game of hide-and-seek. Laughter. Frolic. Fun. Until someone notes that the seeker is a peeker. That's right, instead of covering his eyes as he counts, he's watching you all hide. A brief trial—elementary-school style—and little Johnny Peeker gets ousted. He sits alone on the see-saw grumbling about the injustice of it all.
Not so different from the culture of professional sports, is it? Just replace the peeking with juicing, fighting or nasty tweeting. And instead of Johnny grumbling on the see-saw, he is sitting in his 5.2 million dollar mansion learning from his accountant that the loss of income means he can't afford his mortgage payments.
Click on to see the athletes who were shut out of the playground.