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How to cover athletes' personal lives

Originally Published: December 11, 2009
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The media must follow stringent guidelines when covering the personal lives of athletes. Here are the unwritten rules:

1. The media doesn't report an athlete's marital transgressions, because that's his personal life. The athlete in question may be on pace to break Wilt Chamberlain's career scoring record, but as long as it doesn't affect his performance on the field, his personal life is none of our damn business. What happens in private stays in private.

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