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Having self-control and avoiding selfish actions should be important to every athlete.  In a recent college football game a running back for top-ranked Alabama was issued an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after a touchdown celebration and drew criticism from his coach.

Nick Saban, coach of the two-time defending national champions, flatly stated in USA Today that he has no use for players who trash talk and it won't be accepted while he is coach at Alabama.

So next time you have a big moment in your sport, be sure to make the celebration brief, and don't embarrass the opponent.  Act like you have been there before! 

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