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Letter to the editor: No more Steelers for ex-fan

I was a Steelers fan for over
60 years. Our family lived and breathed the Steelers. Sunday was church and watching Steelers football. Now it won’t be on my TV.

The Rooneys and the coach keep players like Le’Veon Bell, who was suspended twice for drugs and stays away from practice for months because he thinks he is not paid enough. It’s a job! Other people can’t just say, “I’ll stay away from work for months, then I’ll go back.” They’ll find their jobs filled by other people. He is not the best back in the league, so deal with it.

Also, if any player can’t stand for the flag, he should be fired. The ones not standing for the national anthem should be put into service. Let the Army, Navy, Marines, etc., show them what the flag really stands for.

I am a veteran and proud of it.

James Smeltzer


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