It may be that people embraced the moment as a teaching moment, as a life-​​changing moment, as a way to sort of step out­side them­selves and be more self-​​aware about their actions and move from that point on to be better,” said Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of North­eastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. “I think that we’re better when we allow for that in every aspect of our social fabric of our country, and I don’t think sports is any different.”

 

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