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Len Bias deserves to be hall-of-famer [Letter]

The University of Maryland has made the right choice by their inclusion of Len Bias into the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame ("Len Bias to be inducted in Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame," July 16).

Although I graduated from a different university, I have fervently followed the University of Maryland basketball program since the early 1970s. I thought Mr. Bias could walk on water if he wished. My major regret is that I never got to see him play in person. His enormous talents were so very evident, even on a small 21-inch television.

I vividly remember learning of his death while attending an Orioles-Tigers game at Memorial Stadium with friends. I was nauseated and dumbstruck and I felt like I had just taken a vicious blow to the stomach.

Time has a soothing way of glossing over the foibles of mere humans.

Thank you, Maryland. As for Len Bias, we were cheated. He could have soared with his peers, including that "Michael" guy.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

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