Johnny Manziel's immature behavior is a perfect example of why freshmen should not be on the ballot for the Heisman Trophy. His brash display of arrogance and cockiness is exactly what college football does not need. These young players need to understand that with all the adulation and celebrity comes scrutiny, something Manziel is obviously not yet prepared to handle.
Patty Myers, Erie, Pa.
After reading Andy Staples's article on Manziel (Johnny on the Spot), I felt somewhat envious and a bit sorry for the kid. Manziel's situation reminds me of the old George Bernard Shaw quote, "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."
Paul Agathen, Washington, Mo.
I think Manziel's greatest sin so far is that he considers the rapper Drake to be his version of John Lennon. Other than that, he's just like any other immature 20-year-old who is trying to figure things out and live his life.
Andrew Nelson, Denton, Texas
Charlie's Still Hustling
Pete Rose's responses to Dan Patrick's questions (SCORECARD) were quite compelling. Rose is obviously a very astute person, one who still cares for baseball without holding any real grudges. He makes some very strong arguments about his lifetime ban and the current state of the game that I, like many other fans, agree with. After 24 years it's time to forgive and forget and reinstate him.
Dennis Kline, Irvine, Calif.