Letters to the Sports editor: Sunday, May 12

May 12, 2013 

STEELHEADS

Opposing goaliewas disrespectful

I attended the Stockton-Idaho game Friday, May 3, in Boise, and the contest was a great display of hockey skill.

I can't say the same about the behavior of Stockton's goalie, Olivier Roy, during our national anthem.

Roy turned his back to the flag and stood facing in the opposite direction while every other person in the arena faced it. Even the other non-U.S. players on Stockton's team had the decency to stand and at least feign respect.

Does this kid not at least recognize, if not appreciate, the opportunity provided to him to play in this country?

I am stunned that Stockton and the ECHL allow this shameful and reprehensible conduct.

ROGER SMITH, Eagle

HORSE RACING

Betting on own horses? Now that's wrong

Heartwarming story about horse trainer Conor Murphy, who won $1.5 million betting on his horses.

Luckily for him, his sport is not baseball, where he would be banned for life for this or any other bet he made on his sport.

For $75, he took $1.5 million of other people's money. Now that's real insider trading.

LARRY FERNSWORTH, Boise

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