Some Athletes Don't Want to Be Role Models

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Student-athletes should not be asked to be role models, a pair of University of Michigan alumni told a panel last night. "Current student-athletes have enough pressures around them," a former football player said. Others accepted the extra role-model pressure as a duty. The forum had been planned before three football players were removed from the team last week after being charged with marijuana possession, and assault and battery, the Michigan Daily reports. But timeliness never hurts. About 80 people attended.