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Student athletes strive to be roll models

November 22, 2004

Thomasville - Athletes at Thomas County Central High School are taught to be role models on and off the playing field, but coach Brian Barnhill says professional athletes play a big role in how students choose to conduct themselves.

He says, "As the kids watch the games and watch the athletes on TV, of course, they want to be like them, a lot of times, so what they see is what they're going to do. That's how they're going to act."

Coach Barnhill says if an athlete were to act out like the players at last weekend's game between the Pistons and the Pacers, they would automatically be suspended and likely kicked off the team.

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