It's unfortunate that a standard of behavior has not been formally adopted and practiced by all collegiate and professional athletic institutions, so that youngster might have a clearer understanding of what is expected to succeed, rather than being influenced by the present tattooed, bejeweled generation of athletes that they observe on TV.

I'm proud that it was a Philadelphia team that made a statement, not once but twice.

Samuel J. Savitz, Bala Cynwyd