File- This Sept. 24, 2017, file photo shows Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen before an NFL football game in Detroit.  Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don’t realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking up things for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen, who gives us all a reason to cheer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
File- This Sept. 24, 2017, file photo shows Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen before an NFL football game in Detroit. Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don’t realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking up things for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen, who gives us all a reason to cheer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Paul Sancya AP
File- This Sept. 24, 2017, file photo shows Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen before an NFL football game in Detroit. Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don’t realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking up things for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen, who gives us all a reason to cheer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Paul Sancya AP

Column: In a jaded world, here’s a player worthy of cheers

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