Can someone please explain to me why Tyrone Wheatley is heroic because he "chose education over cash"? With $8 million, such a levelheaded, goal-directed young man could buy a damn fine education during the off-season or after his career and still have enough money to provide an education for every member of his family and all their descendants. Now he has to hope he doesn't blowout some joint (again!).
I would have taken the money now. Geez, with $8 million you could buy a small college.
PATRICK HOLMES, Pasadena
Upon reading This Week's Sign That the Apocalypse Is Upon Us (SCORECARD, Aug. 29), I feel compelled to inform you that one week earlier, while appearing before the same judge who heard San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds's hardship plea in San Mateo County, my autograph was not requested and my alimony and child support were not reduced. But then, I'm not on strike, I wasn't scheduled to earn $4.75 million this year, and I am not a major league baseball player. I was a fan.
JIM JIMISON, Cupertino, Calif.
What kind of message is Bonds sending his child when he seemingly will use any excuse to reduce his child and spousal support? This incident also illustrates our declining justice system. How much respect can one show a judge who is so enthralled by a celebrity athlete that he asks for an autograph?
BRAD MILLMAN, Souderton, Pa.