Ohio State case ‘tip of the iceberg’

Sunday Sports Mailbag

Well the Ohio State slogan of “Just win baby, win” has come back to haunt coach Urban Meyer and the entire Columbus and Ohio State communities.

My questions, among many, are:

1. In 2015, police investigated an incident of domestic abuse of the victim. Who stopped the police report of the incident from becoming public knowledge? Many had access to that police investigation and report and kept it hushed up. Was it Meyer? Ohio State’s athletic director or president? Someone in Ohio’s state government?

2. Between 100-200 OSU varsity athletes have come forward and reported molestation by Ohio State employee and physician, Dr. Richard Strauss. When athletes complained and reported these incidents between 1979-97 and asked to see other physicians, they were instructed/ordered to continue having their physicals done with this doctor. Where is the high and mighty NCAA governing body of collegiate athletics and their investigative staff? There is and has been more than sufficient evidence already including testimonies, electronic communication and pictures to bring a change of “lack of institutional control” by the NCAA.

Let’s see if the NCAA and the Big Ten and Jim Delany will do much or anything. How about reduction of football scholarships from 85 to 65? How about no bowl games? How about no shared revenues from other Big Ten bowls and tournaments?

This is the tip of the iceberg and goes much further — possibly a criminal cover-up by the Ohio State chain of command.

Ed Hill

Altoona

NFL players can rent space for protest

With the televised NFL football season soon to begin and the “take a knee” controversy, to date, still unsettled I thought I might offer a suggestion: I would think that NFL players are earning enough salary to rent their own assembly space in each area that they have a competition.

Therefore, these dissenters might be enabled to have a lawful, peaceable assembly with fellow dissenters and allow for group commiseration.

Then the group as one body could pay for a permit and hire a TV crew to chronicle the lawful, peaceable, assembly in order to publicize the “take a knee” mentality.

In my opinion, the current display is an attempt to disrespect our great country and our armed forces that currently fight, have fought in the past and have died to give these dissenters the right to a voice or in this instance a lack of voice.

How many of the “take a knee” complainers are veterans or even taxpaying citizens?

The effort and expense to publicize themselves, their fellow dissenters and to maintain lawful, peaceable, assembly would then be on their own dime and not as paid for by football game ticket holders and TV viewers who are currently held captive to the “take a knee” mentality and who might find that televised display and that televised mentality to be repulsive and a disrespectful act.

Sara Langham

Altoona

NFL owners should unite on anthem

They should play the national anthem at all sporting events.

Owners should tell players what they can and cannot do — not the players saying what they will do at work (the playing field).

Any business can tell employees what they can and cannot do at work.

I will not watch or go to any NFL games, and I hope a lot of others feel the same.

Levi Wance

Hollidaysburg