Letter: Advocate stories should be positive

Scott Rabalais’ Nov. 15 article titled “Passing on Glory,” pertaining to the former Tiger football player Chris Pettaway and current wide receiver Russell Shepard failing to reach “star” status at the collegiate level is truly a sad commentary on him.

On the eve of game against what used to be LSU’s biggest rival, Ole Miss, as it was in the late 1950s and early 1960s, I picked up the paper to read about a former and current player who failed to reach stardom after excelling at the high school level. LSU and Ole Miss were the top teams in the SEC during the aforementioned times, and if Rabalas doesn’t believe it, he can look it up.

In the future, how about Rabalais going into the archives of The Advocate/State Times and bringing back game photographs and highlight stories about LSU’s weekly opponent?

If I am not mistaken, a couple of years ago, Rabalais left The Advocate for another career that was apparently short-lived, and now he’s back.

Instead of highlighting the downfall of athletes, Rabalais should redirect himself to responsible journalism. It would work for me.

Roger E. White

retired law enforcement

Baton Rouge