Shane Warnes lewd phone messages to a woman he was obsessed with in England and later to a hooker in Melbourne are well known. The recent dramas of David Beckham's Text messages to Rebecca Loos have also been well publicised. Following the match fixing scandals all cricketers were, I believe barred from using Mobile Phones during cricket matches (or is it only barred from using them in dressing rooms in ODIs).
Only 2 days ago a major scandal broke out in Australia over lewd messages sent by Mark Gasnier, a St.George player in Rugby League's NSW State of origin team, resulting in 2 players being kicked out of the Team (Mark and Anthony Minichello) and 5 players being fined.
Are Sportsmen being placed under pressure due to higher expectations in terms of acceptable behaviour? Should Sportsmen be barred from using Mobile Phones? Since one seems to bring the worst in the other. Any opinions?