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October 24, 2011
Jeff Pearlman may have correctly portrayed Walter Payton as a flawed man off the field, but for those of us die-hard Bears fans who watched him play in the 1980s, it doesn't matter. Payton will always be like Laffy Taffy: nothing but Sweetness.
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October 24, 2011


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State of Mind

I was pleased to see SI's coverage of Sidney Crosby's head injuries (Getting Inside the Head of Sidney Crosby, Oct. 3). Your article accurately highlights the importance of comprehensive neurological assessment and rehabilitation for brain injuries while also validating the sentiments of those of us who have suffered head trauma and have often been mistreated. However, I was a little dismayed by Dr. Henry Feuer's criticism of Ted Carrick's methods of treating Crosby through chiropractic neurology. Instead of discounting Carrick's work, Feuer should take Carrick's methods in perspective and consider the value they could have for future neurology research teams.

Margaret L. Watt-Morse, M.D.


Brotherly Love

Thanks so much for Gary Smith's tremendous story on Phillies Nation (We're in Baseball Heaven, Oct. 3). It was great to finally read an article about my hometown that didn't mention Philadelphia fans' rude behavior—hurling snowballs at Santa Claus or cheering Michael Irvin's neck injury. What your article portrayed was the true essence of Philadelphia sports fans: diversity and passion.

John Poling



Phil Taylor's POINT AFTER column in the Sept. 19 issue incorrectly stated that Cam Newton's father, Cecil, solicited payments from Auburn. In December 2010 the NCAA declared that Cecil had asked for money from Mississippi State in exchange for a letter of intent from Cam, who wound up signing with Auburn. Last week the NCAA concluded its investigation into Auburn's football program and ruled that there was no proof that Auburn paid Cam or his father for Cam's services.

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