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Should pro athletes be considered role models? Students weigh in.

By a two-to-one margin, Americans disapprove of the way the NFL has handled domestic violence incidents involving its players, according to a poll conducted by ABC News and Marist college. The NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs team asked high school students if professional athletes should be considered role models.

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  • MAXWELL PIUS:

    My reaction when I saw Ray Rice lay his hands on his fiancée it was shocking.

  • THOMAS WILKERSON:

    Being an athlete, we look up to these guys and unfortunately the role they play it puts a huge target on them to be good role models.

    You know not only on and off the field, kind of makes you wonder you know are these guys that are being put in the spotlight worth being looking up to.

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