Freedom of Speech and Athletes due 3/15
There has been a lot of talk lately about whether athletes should make their political opinions public, so, let's look at athletes and free speech. In small groups, no larger than 3, explore the subject of athletes being able to express their opinions during sports events and their use of various media to express those views.
Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, in response to LeBron James making statements about politics, famously stated:
"It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball," "Keep the political comments to yourselves. ... Shut up and dribble."
Using examples of athletes speaking up and the reactions to them, explain your views on the issue in a short presentation.