Derek Jeter explains his class behavior

Recently we published an open letter to Derek Jeter, thanking him for his 20 years of class conduct on and off the field. In an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, Jeter explains why he never strayed. In part, he says, he “never wanted to embarrass his parents. “I’ve always had tried to treat people with respect, the way I wanted to be treated,” the 14-time All Star said in a “Today” show interview that aired Wednesday. “I’ve always been very cautious with what I do. I started at a young age and I’ve always had the mentality that I never wanted to embarrass my parents. That fear is still there.” Courtesy NBCNewYork.com, Cathy Rainone.

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