As a sports fan, I have seen the great things that athletes have done on the field. I have seen even greater things that they have done off the field. But I have also seen some pretty dumb decisions by these athletes. And sometimes, these decisions have unfortunate results.
So when I found out about Aldon Smith’s stabbing incident over the weekend, I didn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that Smith is an idiot. Granted getting stabbed is a serious incident and there have to some really unsafe circumstances to lead to the injury.
But I often feel like that we are quick to judge. At least people in the media, it’s always an assumption of one thing or another because we love to label things. I try not to do it as much as I normally do in real life.