I recently finished reading Susan Reimer's column about the disgrace of lacrosse as a sport and the detrimental actions it encourages ("For lacrosse parents, a tragedy too familiar," Feb. 24). I don't know her background in lacrosse, but from what I have read I would guess she either has no experience or she had a personal experience that left her resenting the sport.
The generalizations and stereotypes mixed throughout the column come across as a rather simplistic argument lacking any real thought.
The acts of George Huguely were horrendous, but turning this story into a blanket statement about lacrosse players is appalling. As someone who has written about sports for so many years, Ms. Reimer can surely recall other tragic events and actions from many other sports (the murder of a Baylor basketball player and the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case to name two recent examples). I agree that the murder of Yeardley Love was tragic beyond words, but to condemn a sport because of it is perplexing to me.