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Adrian Peterson

NFL players are no role models [Letter]

NFL players are no role models [Letter]

As a retired speech professor who has taught many elements of argument for a very long time, maybe I can help you. I read your recent piece associating the NFL with a responsibility for disciplining players for activities that I don't believe have anything directly to do with what they actually get paid for, which is playing football ("NFL now must tackle child abuse," Sept. 15).

Unless there is something that I obviously wouldn't know about in the player's contract requiring such intervention — not given in your editorial — we have a major link missing in your...