How 4 sports organizations handled PR issues

Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Football League all had respective public relations situations that affected their reputations this week. How well did they do? 

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Here’s how the National Football League and teams from Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are handling criticism and potential reputational crises:

Alex Rodriguez’s 660th home run

Starting with baseball, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is within one home run of tying the great Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list of home run leaders in Major League Baseball history.

This would be cause célèbre because Rodriguez has only recently returned to baseball after serving a season-long suspension for using a banned substance. A-Rod, as the pundits call him, has repeatedly lied about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, thus adding to his generally accepted cheater status.

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