The volume of ink and media air time expended to debate the NFL deflategate scandal (“Patriots Beat: Squeaky clean no more: Probe connects Brady to dirty deeds,” Page A1, May 7; “Brady: ‘We earned everything we got’ “ and “Discipline appears on way, but severity in question,” Page D1, May 8) validates the insight of Harvard University President Charles Eliot.

He said in 1905: “I fail to see any value for the young scholars in kicking around the bladder of a goat filled with hot air.”

Robert F. Lyons



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