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March 25, 1991
Hank Gathers's LegacyI read with sadness and dismay the article about Hank Gathers (A Bitter Legacy, March 4)—sadness over Gathers's unfortunate death and dismay over his mother's lack of respect for his memory. The mammoth lawsuit brought by Lucille Gathers against virtually everyone in sight is evidence of the primitive emotion that afflicts too many people these days who have lost their meal ticket—sue the nearest person or institution with deep pockets or a fat insurance policy.THOMAS L. HERNANDEZ Menlo Park, Calif.
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Controversial Pose
"Rocket" Raghib Ismail's trajectory maybe carrying him toward monetary heaven, but his crucifixion pose in front of Touchdown Jesus {Rocket Launch, Feb. 25) struck me as a bit pretentious. Did your photographer notice the same raised arms of the mosaic Christ on the sunlit facade behind Ismail, or was that just celestial shot selection?
DEAN A. PACKHAM
Blackfoot, Idaho

?This picture was taken in December in anticipation of a story on Ismail's winning the Heisman Trophy, which, of course, he did not. SI suggested to photographer Gwendolen Cates that she shoot Ismail against Touchdown Jesus, a Notre Dame landmark. Cates says that Ismail was simply doing free-form posing and that both she and Ismail were unaware of the similarity of his pose to that of the figure in the mosaic.—ED.

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