Brett Favre Signs With Vikings; Star Players Get Preferential Treatment

Andrew KahnCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2009

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18: Brett Favre (C), Mark Wilf (L) and Zygi Wilf show the media Favre's Minnesota Vikings jersey on August 18, 2009 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

Remember that kid on your high school basketball team who would miss practice but still start in the next game?

Brett Favre is that kid.

And Brad Childress is the coach who allowed it.

The double standard for perceived star players is sickening. The reason I write perceived stars is because Favre is no longer an elite player.

But that's besides the point.

The Minnesota Vikings have set a terrible example by signing Favre.

Why?

Find out by reading more about Brett Favre at my new blog, The Sports Journalists.