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Letter: Not such good sports
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

People in America need to be aware of who they are following in professional sports. The arrests of New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez for murder a couple of months ago and 49er Aldon Smith for DUI as well as other various charges recently highlight my point.

From Ben Roethlisberger in the NFL to Kobe Bryant in the NBA, how many times have these sports stars been arrested for the most serious charges in society: rape and murder? How often are their accusers called gold diggers, and how often do they walk out of court exonerated due to their wealth and fame? They are paid a king’s ransom to play a child’s game. All this while concessions and fees at these sporting events become more and more expensive for ordinary people to afford. I propose that there should be a fan strike. Just let these stadiums sit empty for a few weeks. Maybe this will help these men to clean up their act.

Patrick Field

Palo Alto

 

 

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