Sex In The Locker Room: Growing Epidemic Or Common Practice?

Lizz Robbins@Lizzs_LockeroomContributor IDecember 1, 2009

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15:  Tiger Woods of the USA is applauded after victory on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2009 Australian Masters at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 15, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Is it fair to say all sports professionals cheat?

Absolutely not, but most would argue that a large percentage of them do cheat. After the Steve McNair tragedy this summer and now with the rumors circulating about Tiger Woods, this question has become the main topic in a lot of conversations. It’s not the first time something like this has happened nor unfortunately will it be the last time. It’s just a well known person happened to be involved.

After having several discussions with my girlfriends the majority of them felt it was karma. To me, no one deserves that type of karma, especially in the McNair case, those children lost a father, and my heart goes out to them. However, I do believe they situation should be addressed, but with the parties that are involved not the world.

I’ve been around a lot of athletes, I’ve dated an athlete, and did he cheat on me? Who knows? If he did, I never caught him. Athletes, like anyone else in the spotlight have access to a lot of people, and some of these people are willing to do anything to spend time with them.

One of the downsides of being in the spotlight is your personal life is no longer your own. People can just Google your name and find out most of your information, or you have the “friend” that is willing to sell their soul for your privacy.

There is an extensive list of well-known athletes who have been caught cheating; there are also athletes who are faithful to their wife or girlfriend. I refuse to group all of them together. I dated a Fed-Ex employee and he did cheat on me. He gave a whole new meaning to Overnight Delivery.

It’s not about these athletes having access to women it’s about the type of people they are. Everyone has an opinion but, you can’t say what you will do in a situation, until you experience it.

Cheating has been going on since the beginning of time; I really doubt it’s going to stop anytime soon. If you are to learn anything from these situations, if you’re living a lie, it’s going to be revealed and not always the way you would want it to be.