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Former bodyguard: Athletes need protection from selves

Back when Kelly Davis was traveling around the world with the Dennis Rodman Circus, the Chicago police officer and bodyguard extraordinaire became as skilled as the Bulls’ rebounding savant in the art of boxing out. Wherever the Worm turned, be it packed club, casino, gay bar or bedroom, Davis was sure to follow, serving as a human buffer against all kinds of potential trouble. Sometimes, that meant getting in the face of the heavily tattooed man who employed him, but Davis had no problem holding his ground.

The article definitely presents an interesting perspective on the role of bodyguards for professional athletes. I wonder if the employment ratio of “bodyguards” to “lackeys” among professional athletes will shift in light of recent events.