Royals general manager Dayton Moore met with media on Tuesday to discuss pitcher Danny Duffy’s DUI arrest at a Burger King parking lot over the weekend. While discussing how the organization handles education on things like drug and alcohol abuse, Moore veered off onto a pornography tangent, which he sees as a major vice for professional athletes.

“We’ve done a lot of leadership stuff with our players. Very transparent about things that happen in our game, not only with drugs and alcohol. We talk about pornography, and the effects of what that does to the minds of players and the distractions, and how that leads to abuse of — domestic abuse — to abuse of women, how it impacts relationships. We talk about a lot of things. And I don’t mind sharing with you because it’s — the most important part of this journey as a professional athlete is the next 50 years. Not the two-, to six-, to ten-year career.”

Moore is a deeply religious man, so it’s not shocking to hear him condemn porn.

While many people have studied the relationship between porn-watching habits and domestic abuse, scientists still have not found a clear answer on if and how one affects the other. What we definitely know is 12,000-pound stacks of porno mags can literally be lethal. And also that this is a really weird topic for a baseball general manager to delve into, considering all the matters that seem like more pressing concerns.

It also closes off the Royals to a potentially lucrative frontier of sponsorship dollars.

[Deadspin]

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2 thoughts on “Royals GM went on porn tangent during Danny Duffy DUI press conference

  1. Sounds like Jesse Kramer is (1) an advocate for “porn” and (2) has issues with “deeply religious men”. The subject was how The Royals try to prevent off-field issues with their players through counseling their young men on the various issues from drugs, alcohol and domestic abuse. … seems relevant to me. …. Mr. Kramer and I likely disagree on many issues.

  2. Rather than mock Dayton Moore, you should be commending him for standing up in defense of women and for teaching his players to be aware of the demons many people struggle against on a daily basis. The organization provides resources for players when needed and educates players on the availability of the resources as well as risks they’re sure to be exposed to on a daily basis as pro athletes. Moore answered a direct question from a reporter and he answered it honestly without sidestepping the issues. Props to Dayton Moore for handling this like a true man should… Shame on you for mocking him.

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