It never ceases to amaze how sports can become a morality play, and take so many wrong and disgusting turns along the way.
Take the case of the football coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, Jerry Kill. Kill has epilepsy. He has had four seizures during games, including one Sept. 14.
He is 52, has worked his way through the highly competitive world of college football to earn a job in the prestigious Big Ten, is in his third season, has beaten cancer, has beaten the four teams he has played this season, and now has to beat the perception that he should step down because of his epilepsy.
The he-should-quit thesis hit a high note last week, after one major metropolitan sports columnist in the Midwest put forth that suggestion and another from a different Midwest paper backed him a few days later by saying he would have written the same thing.