"I do not believe what Derek Jeter did was wrong, I think it was different than lying because he freely admits that the ball did not hit him. I think a good player does whatever he needs to win without directly breaking a rule. It happens so much in sports that it becomes an essential part of the game. Just like being able to hit, being smart is a quality that you can use to help your team out. However, what Jeter did does not have a good moral story behind it and does not directly show values displayed in the Bible, although I do not think it displays characteristics contrary to what the Bible teaches. I do not think it is wrong. I understand how people think it is but there are too many different situations in sports that need deception to be successful to say that its wrong."
"Derek Jeter lied in a game just to get ahead, and I think it's wrong. Just because you are playing a game, it does not mean you should be untruthful. The Bible says do not lie, and the circumstances do not him exclude from the rule. He should be honest all day every day, no matter what. Winning a game is important, but following God's commandments is more important."
"I think it is okay to stretch the truth to win a game. I wouldn't have done what he did, though; I just wouldn't feel right. But the ump did make the call so it wasn't all Jeter's fault. I don't think that Jeter was being honest but it was good when he admitted to it after the game. I think in some circumstances it is okay and some it is not."
"As a Christian, I believe that he was wrong. However, as an athlete, I feel it was wrong but acceptable. Many times, we get refs who are not the greatest but at times, we can use that to our advantage. This was quite an exaggeration because he did it on purpose, and knew he could get away with it. Derek Jeter is a cheater!"
"Christian values are often discarded when it comes to sports because the players will do anything to win. Deception is always present during sports because, as I said before, players will do anything to win. The devil is deceptive; therefore as people, we mimic the devil during games. If someone is a "true" Christian, they would follow God's rules regardless."
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