I guess Derek Jeter is no different than any other athlete. I know that he's a Yankee and well respected, Blah, Blah, Blah. Last Saturday in the Four Seasons hotel in Boston a few kids saw Jeter and approached him for his authograph, but he wouldn't even speak to them and he didn't even have the decency to tell them himself, he told his burly bodyguard to intervene. He could be loudly heard saying, "I don't want to sign any autographs."
Now, of course he's free to do that if he choses and he didn't break any laws, but he sure broke some kids' hearts. I guess the fans really aren't that important in the big scheme of things. Just people rooting for million dollars losers. I know he usually signs autographs after games, so what was the problem this time. Was it because he was in Boston and his team had just gotten beat by the dreaded Red Sox, Hee Hee!! The poor kids looked dejected and Jeter just went on his way.
I could maybe excuse his actions if it had been a group of paparazzi trying to snap pictures, but to treat kids like that doesn't sit well with me. Personally, I think they are just a bunch of Prima Donna's, but these kids look up to these players and that was just wrong.
It just goes to show you, that you never know which player will decide to be a "Jerk" today.