I mostly loved Hal Crowther's article "Sympathy for the Devils?" Working with the athletic teams at Duke has given me a bit of an inside look at these kids. I have not seen the boorish behavior exhibited by the lacrosse team. I thought your column was fairly well balanced, but why you did not discuss Mr. Nifong and his political ambitions? Would the players have even been charged if he were not running for office? This case is about race more than anything else, as evidenced by the way the vote skewed in the election.