Enterprise Journalism – March 11, 2010

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Enterprise Journalism – March 11, 2010

Addicted to Sex

Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN)

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Tiger Woods has acknowledged he has undergone therapy, reportedly treatment for sexual addiction. Among those watching Woods’ televised statement in February was Mid-Continent University (Mayfield Ky.) basketball coach Winston Bennett. He played at Kentucky in the 1980s then in the NBA with the Cavaliers, and was on Rick Pitino’s staff at Kentucky and with the Boston Celtics. Bennett says he’s addicted to sex, and that his status as an athlete afforded him the opportunity to be with literally hundreds of women each year, even while married to his wife of more than 20 years. In exclusive interviews with Kelly Naqi, Bennett and his wife Peggy describe the world of a sexual addict. Bennett told Naqi that if Woods is going through what he went through, Woods’ friends and family need to prepare for the likelihood of a relapse.

“I was fortunate on one hand that drugs never appealed to me, alcohol never appealed to me. But women was a big enough appeal that it was a drug to me.” – Winston Bennett

“Looked beautiful, looked ugly, looked slim, looked fat. There is no prejudice. The idea in mind is to have sex. (Could not) care less who it’s with. I must sleep with two or three before I go home. It was the whole thrill of the hunt — I cannot go home defeated.” – Bennett

“Terrible. Depressed. Oppressed. Usually I could be found in my room, shutters down, under the covers, not wanting to be bothered by anyone.” – Bennett, on how he felt after cheating on his wife


Storming the Court

College GameDay (Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPN)

Storming the court — students dashing from their seats onto the floor after a college basketball win — can be hectic, hilarious, and to be sure, dangerous. It is more frequent this time of year when teams navigate conference tournaments hoping for an invitation to the Big Dance. Chris Connelly looks back at some eye-popping storming-the-court moments, featuring some of the most adrenalized endings college hoops history, while noting the rewards and the risks of such exuberant, unstructured celebration.


Paralyzed Mexican Mountain Biker Reinvents Himself

ESPN Deportes SportsCenter (Sunday, 11 p.m.)

Reportajes Especiales piece on espndeportes.com.

Mexican Arly Velásquez always loved sports, and by age 11 he was a professional downhill biker, competing and medaling in several Mexican national championships. He was sure his future was in sports, but a freak accident left him paralyzed. At age 13 he found himself on a strange journey that would lead to reacquainting himself with who he was and eventually take him back to the mountains he loved.

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