ASSIGNMENT:

Are we too hard on sports stars off the field?

Last updated 08:31 28/02/2017
REUTERS

Dan Carter admitted to making a big mistake, and fans lapped it up.

Related Links

Share your news and views Aaron Smith: Star halfback leaves All Blacks tour in disgrace after airport toilet tryst Full witness account of Aaron Smith's airport bathroom toilet incident New Zealand Rugby must get it right with Aaron Smith punishment as ugly season goes from bad to worse Disgraced All Black Aaron Smith makes headlines around the world for toilet liaison Why we are captivated by Aaron Smith's airport hijinks

Relevant offers

Assignments

Pet of the day: Missy the office dog Why I learned te reo Māori Your questions on diversity in business Give young voters a voice: Break the cycle of mutual neglect Are you future-proofing your fertility? Breaking the miscarriage taboo Does the election spell change for the environment? Pay tribute to All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads Which is New Zealand's most liveable city? How is NZ's treatment of animals?

Sports stars often end up in the sin bin due to their off-field antics - but should they?

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams was allegedly spotted in a car with drug dealers before his arrest in Paris on Saturday.

Williams' arrest followed on the heels of Dan Carter's alleged drink driving in Central Paris. Carter has since apologised, saying he made a "massive error".

In 2016, All Blacks star halfback Aaron Smith was seen following a woman into a toilet at Christchurch Airport, where "rhythmic tapping noises" could be heard coming from inside. Smith admitted he had not only let his fellow All Blacks down, but also his partner.

We often talk about sportspeople as role models, but do we put too much pressure on them? Or is it fair to hold them to a higher level of scrutiny?

Do you care what players do in their spare time?

To have your say - in at least 250 words - hit the green button below.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content