Re “Rice cut as video shows abuse” (Page A1, Sept. 9): Not only is this article about Baltimore’s Ray Rice and San Francisco’s Ray McDonald, but also about any NFL player (and there will be more) who beats up on a woman – whether it’s his wife, fiancée or just a friend.
NFL players are big and strong; it must make them feel really tough to beat up a woman. As sure as I’m writing this letter, there will be NFL players beating on a woman they once loved. I think it’s time to call them what they are: cowards.
David Robinson, Modesto
Don’t let Rice back in football
Re, “Running back breaks silence” (Page C1, Sept. 9): After reading the article regarding the Ray Rice situation, I was appalled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he would not rule out allowing Ray to come back to football! Pete Rose was banned for life from baseball for gambling, but he did not knock anyone out even if they had spit in his face. For life! Gosh, commissioner, we have come such a long way since Pete. God bless the mighty dollar!
Phyllis Peavler, Newman
Why no arrest in elevator attack?
I’ve been reading and listening for several days about how the NFL has handled or mishandled the Ray Rice domestic violence situation. I am appalled by the fact that I have yet to hear a word about a possible arrest. Law enforcement should have been involved from the beginning, before NFL participation. If Rice were an employee of IBM or Chrysler, he would not likely be sanctioned by his employer but would be cooling his jets in jail. Is this not preferential treatment?
Sherilee Phillips, Modesto