Sacrifices are all relative


Published: Monday, January 20, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 10:26 p.m.

I was impressed with the eloquent defense of Maurice Clarett by Geoff Pietsch in his letter (Jan. 9), "Clarett shows maturity."

I could almost hear the sound of his tears as they struck the page when he wrote about a young superstar athlete who recognizes society's distorted values.

Of course, being a young superstar is somewhat of a distortion, too; especially when one considers that this young man is willing to flaunt a fame that is the result of running around with a football and running off at the mouth.

In reference to Pietsch's mention of "the sacrifices of millions of people living in poverty;" exactly what is the nature of those sacrifices?

I suppose one could speak about the sacrifices of millions of people living in affluence. But, that wouldn't make any sense either.

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