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Butt Out

Here’s a letter that I sent yesterday to the New York Times:

Senator Arlen Specter
imagines that it is his and his fellow maharajahs’ duty to investigate
why the National Football League destroyed the Patriots’ tapes of the Jets ("Goodell Defends
Handling of Patriots’ Spying Case
," February 2).

If I were NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell, I would respond to Sen. Specter’s threat to
call a Senate committee hearing to investigate this matter by saying
only "Dear Sen. Specter:  The rule that the Patriots violated is one
that the NFL, not Congress, created.  We are a private organization
quite capable of enforcing our own rules.  So butt out; this matter is
none of your damn business.  Sincerely…."

Donald J. Boudreaux