Kyle Larson has applied for reinstatement in NASCAR. For those of you who didn't know, he was kicked out of NASCAR after he made a racial slur on Easter Sunday in an iRacing event. Several of his sponsors pulled their funding following the incident where he said the N-word, and then he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing. Since his departure, he's gone through sensitivity training per the requirements of NASCAR in order for him to make an attempt to return.
Should he be let back into the fold? He's a very talented driver, I'll give him that. But what does that say for NASCAR? No one is perfect and we all make mistakes, but given the current status of America's social and political climate, it might be NASCAR shooting themselves in the foot. Thoughts? Are there any examples of other athletes in different sports who have successfully made a comeback after doing or saying something similar?
joetemple Wrote: NFL has countless players coming back from way worse. Michael Vick. Greg Hardy. Adam Jones. But I guess this most reminds me of the Eagles tight end Riley Cooper, back in 2013. He was caught shouting the same word on video, and his coach didn't fire him and then he got a new 5-year deal.
Yeah, I'm guessing it all has to do with how much exposure the story gets, and how talented the athlete is then.