debate

debate

  • Submitted By: pmfoct24
  • Date Submitted: 05/20/2015 9:08 AM
  • Category: English
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´╗┐NAME ______________Emily Singer______________________________
Debate Instructions
Obtain current information from reputable sources.
Prepare a quality brief with all sections complete and properly formatted.
Present your information effectively and convincingly.

Identify thesis statement: Based upon my prior understanding of this controversial issue, my position is: Professional athletes who break the law (via drug use, illegal gambling, domestic abuse, etc.) should not be banned from their professional sport in addition to doing jail time.

The main reasons/points that lead me to this position are:
1) They have already been punished by the Government, the convicting body.
2) They should receive impartiality for their careers, just as everyone else.
3) Personal and professional lives should be kept separate.

Complete three statements/points targeting why you support or oppose issue and provide 3 pieces of factual evidence that supports/defends each point.

Statement: Reason/Point #1: They have already been punished by the Government, the convicting body.

Quote A: Provide a one sentence summary of the quote, its source, and a photocopy of the quote in its entirety.
There are no laws barring people from doing things once they have served their sentence.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29541498

Quote B: Provide a one sentence summary of the quote, its source, and a photocopy of the quote in its entirety.
Commissioner of NFL welcomes back Michael Vick with limited margin for error but hopes for redemption.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4359354

Quote C: Provide a one sentence summary of the quote, its source, and a photocopy of the quote in its entirety.
Athletes are not entitled to returning to their roles, they are entitled to make an argument for an opportunity to resume them.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=macgregor/090720

Statement: Reason/Point #2: They should receive impartiality for their...

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