Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I never said this changed my opinion of him. I'm just happy that I don't have to deal with the cognitive dissonance that other's do regarding his legacy.
I guess I don't find it the least bit surprising. Even in his 20 year's late admission to betting on the game, maintained he never did anything to adversely affect the outcome. Once a liar... I suppose.
Of course it's no surprise, all eras have head slapping moments in retrospect, the 60's and 70's are milestone eras as far as the game going into big money, that was a carrot that was managed 180 degrees different than it is today, and a carrot can lead many people down different paths than the game does today in its regimented and overy compensated state.