Jovy Jose, Foster City, Calif.
The most astounding disclosure in Thomas Lake's sad piece about Max Gilpin (The Boy Who Died of Football, Dec. 6) was that his coach, Jason Stinson, saw the natural disasters that struck Louisville as acts of God designed to keep Stinson off the front page. If nothing else the coach should have been convicted for his arrogance and ignorance.
It is amazing how Coach Stinson can absolve himself of any responsibility for what happened to Max and claim to be a Christian while showing no remorse or repentance for Max's death.
Rev. Phillip L. Griffin
Wichita Falls, Texas
Perhaps coaches and parents should stress to players the importance of listening to your body and responding to its warnings. I have participated in softball games and in half marathons. I've watched fellow runners vomit, cramp up and collapse. In those dire moments all of us had the same flaw as Max Gilpin: We didn't stop when we knew we were in trouble.