Latoya Hardaway: "It was a PR move to go to a clinic.” Chris Arnold said athletes are taking jobs from journalists. Chris had message for the journalism students in attendance--”you have to be a writer.” Stupid decisions made by athletes provided fodder for a very engaging discussion that resulted in a number of names and indiscretions being shared and dissected. When A former Dallas Cowboy name was mentioned, Clarence Hill said “we don't know if Mike Irvin is guilty or innocent.” Thom Bailey said he is tired of the tattoos on athletes Latoya said the media put these athletes on pedestals. Fran Harris asked if male athletes could keep “it” in? Interestingly when it came time to name Black male athletes who were not cheating on their wives or girlfriends, two names came up: Doug Christie and A.C. Green. Dr. Fortner discussed the celebrity mindset, saying that celebrity is a culture as he explained why media execs are using athletes as sports commentators and broadcasters. He also said athletes are not learning from the past transgressions of others. Everyone agreed that the coverage of Serena and Venus Williams is wrong and not fair. I don’t want to give everything up. In the near future we will have the taping of the panel discussion at www.dfwabj.org. Stay tuned.