Your article concerning drug abuse among sports figures (SPORT, Aug. 25) shows the ills of our society. Athletes should learn to take responsibility for their actions. In taking drugs, Basketball Star Len Bias and Cleveland Browns Safety Don Rogers were acting of their own free will. Choice and freedom are the backbone of our society, and we should not hold others, including those who supplied Bias and Rogers with cocaine, liable for their self-inflicted misjudgments.
Jeffrey P. Carver
Rocky Mount, N.C.
The trouble is that Americans tend to think of athletes as godlike beings. To be a professional athlete one must...