Thanks for Ken Bensinger's article on how the NFL is continuing to dodge its lack of admitting fault with the multitude of lawsuits, but in the case of Deion Sanders, his partaking is a sham. "Prime Time" loves to smile on camera and if he does have traumatic stress as a result of playing football he should be covering his eyes and looking away when he holds his hand out to receive payment for his TV work.

Lou Soto

Trabuco Canyon


Sam Farmer has a lot of information and insight to convey about the NFL teams and individual players. However, his ability to predict winning teams is nonexistent. Last year, per the Sept. 5 article, Sam was .502 against the spread. This is what's commonly called a coin toss.

Ray Uhler

Rancho Santa Margarita

L.O. and goodbye?

Bill Dwyre suggests we not write off Lamar Odom after his most recent misstep. It's amazing to me the way Lamar being a "nice guy" and a person who has experienced tragedy in his life (haven't we all?) gets him a pass. In fact, Lamar has taken his wealth of God-given gifts and parlayed them into a decent career, which in recent years has taken a nose dive. He was traded by the Lakers in order to upgrade the team and prepare for the post-Kobe era (Chris Paul) and perhaps because he had brought the Kardashian circus into the sanctity of Lakerdom. He responded by sulking, gaining weight, going into a funk and ultimately putting the lives of innocent people at risk.

Lamar may still be able to help an NBA team, but he's lost me (and probably many others) as a supporter.

Frank Shapiro



Bill Dwyre's heartfelt support for Lamar Odom was compelling. But if Odom wants another chance with the Clippers, he'll need to contact the guy in charge of team personnel, the guy who got Vinny Del Negro fired and Doc Rivers hired: Chris Paul.

David Macaray

Rowland Heights


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