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Time and time again, it has been proved that the best environment for a child to grow up in includes both a mother and a father.
To be clear, the above statement of fact is not to imply that people who come from single-parent households can’t succeed or thrive just as much as people raised in dual-parent households.
Still, it shouldn’t be controversial to speak the truth about the optimal situation for a child.
Unfortunately, however, facts are not welcome in the absurdist world in which NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has found himself.
O’Neal, the jovial and outspoken Hall of Famer, came to the defense of University of Colorado football coach Deion Sanders after the latter was attacked over his comments about how he views the parenting factor in recruiting different positions.
Sanders, speaking with NFL pundit and host Rich Eisen during Super Bowl week, discussed what kind of household he wants his quarterbacks to come from.
“Quarterbacks are different. We want mother-father, dual parents,” he said on “The Rich Eisen Podcast.” “We want the kid to be 3.5 [GPA] and up, because he’s got to be smart. [No] bad decisions off the field, at all, because he has to be a leader of men.”
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