SI's competition for Sportsman of the Year is officially over. It would be impossible for another athlete to be as socially and culturally significant as Thomas.
Jon Bunch, Marshall, Wis.
As much as I love SI for writing about Thomas's bravery, I can't wait for the day when a openly gay athlete is featured not for his sexual orientation but for playing a sport that he loves and at which he excels.
Teresa Thompson, Enon, Ohio
Thomas cheats on his wife, but we should applaud him because it was with another man? I'm no fan of Tiger Woods, but can you say double standard?
Greg Ilukowicz, Chico, Calif.
Nothing against most of the 206 players drafted above Rhodes scholar Myron Rolle, but if I had to pick one guy for my kids to have as a role model, he'd be the one (POINT AFTER, May 3). Even if he never plays for the Titans, he will have great success. Shame on those in the NFL who downgraded him because he chose education over sports.
Steve Robinson, Marengo, Ohio
The NFL did what any business would do before determining whether to invest the time and expense necessary to train a new employee. Team officials asked Rolle, "How serious are you? How can we be sure that someday you won't want to step into the gap and take on 250-pound linebackers when you have such a bright future in other fields?" It's simple business logic.