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MLB commissioner, UW alum, speaks to students


MADISON (WKOW) -- Major League Baseball commissioner and UW alum, Bud Selig, spoke at his alma mater Tuesday.

Selig spoke to students about ethics and professionalism as part of Ethics Week at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Selig said as a leader, he has to stand up for what he believes in, even though it may be unpopular.

He used the example of revenue sharing in Major League Baseball, for which he was criticized, but Selig says it has improved the game. 

"We provide hope and faith. It gets back to my social institution which I believe, by the way, it was tough in the 90's getting it done... Painful. I took quite a pounding. But in the end, if you know you're doing the right thing, you just have to do it and you do."

Selig said Major League Baseball also bans the use of performance enhancing drugs and gambling on baseball because they raise doubts about the honesty and purity of the game.

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