Wary of fan anger, athletes largely avoid political fray
They are some of the most well known, highly paid people in the country, whose opinions are documented continuously by the press and consumed ravenously by the public. But unlike others with similar wealth and influence, they seldom venture into politics, generally preferring to keep their views and money to themselves. They are professional athletes, and with few exceptions they have stayed on the sidelines in this election season. Only one player on Boston’s major teams has made a donation.