No professional athletes shouldn't be looked as role models. In today's society the news, press, and media portrays such negativity on one action or slip up that they make, rather than all of the good that is going on. Big Ben (quarterback for the Steelers) has made some slip-ups but rather than that being headlines on national television why not go on the fact that his team has been helping people in need; being a huge impact in that aspect. Maybe take a look at it this way; should the media portray the negatives therefore putting a negative aspect on professional athletes. Or the media can expound on the greatness of majority or athletes and create a positive outlook on the sport or professional athletes.