Athletes are often surrounded by women who's behavior is indistinguishable from prostitutes, with one exception. Instead of simply demanding cash for services, they hope to trade the use of their bodies in exchange for inclusion in a high status group, association with high status males, or some other form of elevated social status. Some women are very successful at their chosen profession and it's not unusual for them to shamelessly refer to rape victims as whores and brazenly threaten bodily harm for daring to accuse His Majesty of a crime. In the tiny minds of steroid whores, athletes can do no wrong.
Terrorists can sleep soundly knowing that their victims have even less empathy for victims than they do.