I was disappointed that you failed to mention Sullivan's consistent refusal to fight the top contender for his title. Throughout the late 1880s and early 1890s he repeatedly ducked Peter Jackson, the Australian champion, who happened to be a black man. Sullivan stubbornly drew the color line and never gave the Black Prince, who was widely hailed as one of his era's finest boxers, a shot.
Gregory Bond, Madison, Wis.
I love SI, and one of the items I like best is FACES IN THE CROWD. How wonderful to see 100-year-young Everett Hosack competing in track and field (May 6). He certainly made this grandmother get out her running shoes. Thanks, Everett.
Helen Allison, Fairhope, Ala.
In an April 1 SCORECARD item on the federal government's investigation of former Michigan booster Ed Martin, you indicated that I am the lawyer for former Michigan players Louis Bullock and Maurice Taylor. In fact, I represent Bullock and Robert Traylor, both of whom cooperated fully with the government's investigation. I have never represented Maurice Taylor nor have I met with or spoken to him about the Martin investigation.
Steven Fishman, Detroit
?We regret the error.—ED.