Media attention ridiculous

To the editor:

Thank you, news media, for allowing this atrocity to balloon so out of control – it’s ridiculous.

Each and every time you report about the two teenagers who allegedly raped a girl, you always add “athletes” after their names. They are two teenagers, period. Had they been art students or in the drama club or on the yearbook staff, that would never have been added.

Athletics had nothing to do with the horrible act they allegedly committed, but you’ve managed to smear the Big Red football team’s name beyond repair. How proud you must be.

Linda Sommer