If prosecution is wrong... As of this writing, Ravens...

Letters

February 20, 2000

If prosecution is wrong...

As of this writing, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been charged with six counts of various criminal activity. Also as of this writing, we do not know that these charges are justified.

However, all I can say is, if the Atlanta prosecution is wrong, Lewis should sue the police department and the city for all the money in their coffers, demand the outright firing of all those associated with the prosecution and sue them civilly for every dime they own.

If they are wrong, they had better pay for their mistake, and pay dearly.

Jeff Kleeman,

Owings Mills

Don't insult the messengers

Ravens fans, do not call The Sun's reporters "stupid" or "clowns" for reporting on the Ray Lewis mess.

If you choose to judge a professional athlete's character by something as childish as how many autographs he signs, then you, dear fans, are the stupid ones.

How many Rae Carruth or Ray Lewis cases will it take for you to understand?

Greg Gotwalt,

York, Pa,

Landry more than a coach

Tom Landry was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Unselfish, he distinguished himself by flying more missions than he was required.

His coaching philosophy involved treating his players like human beings. He was cool under all playing field situations. Landry motivated his players by gaining their respect and giving respect back.

He was never out of control like the present-day, screaming maniac coaches: Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells, Mike Ditka.

His winning record showed a sports team can be successful without all the indignity that coaches and managers subject their players to today.

Landry was interested in making his players better human beings both on and off the field.

Winning games is good, but football is not a 24-hour deal. Life is.

Bill Kearns,

Towson

Foyt article appreciated

I thoroughly enjoyed Sandra McKee's article on A. J. Foyt in the Feb. 17 sports section. As he has for the past five decades, the legendary Foyt still has an impact on the racing world today, which the article showed.

I first saw Foyt race in 1964 when I was 9. McKee's article has brought back many memories of his racing career. Foyt has formidably helped in making racing in America what it is today.

Hats off to McKee for a superb article. She can be proud to say she interviewed the greatest racing driver of all time.

Don Mason, Street

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