I was bumbling around (read: "procrastinating on") Slate and came across this article. A thorough look by David Haglund at one case that exemplifies the ambiguity and confusion surrounding mental health in professional sport, how the sports news media oversimplifies and sensationalizes player incidences, and how team management can use these reports as strong arm tactics against players.
What Ever Happened to Delonte West
This subject has been increasingly covered by the media, but this article takes a sympathetic view of one of the more polarizing figures in recent times. Enjoy.