Buzz Bissinger on Oscar Pistorius and Athlete Mythmaking


South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday. He was arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp, on Valentine's Day. Pistorius shot to global superstardom as the first double amputee to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic games. He was once hailed as a hero and a role model. But Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger says we should stop putting athletes on pedestals and mythologizing their worth.
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